N.C. man sentenced in Ararat burglary cases
 
A Mount Airy, N.C., man has been sentenced to a total of 177 years and 396 months in prison on multiple convictions in connection with a burglary ring in the Ararat area during 2013.
William Michael Hazelwood was ordered to serve 15 years of the prison time when the cases were tried in September in Patrick County Circuit Court, according to Clerk of Court Susan Gasperini.
The remainder of the time was conditionally suspended.
The convictions included 33 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Two juveniles under the age of 18 were involved in the cases, Sheriff Dan Smith said when Hazelwood was indicted in March.
Hazelwood was convicted of 13 counts of statutory burglary, 12 counts of grand larceny, three counts of larceny of a firearm, one count of possession of a firearm by a non-violent felon, two counts of possession of a firearm by a violent felon, and three counts of petit larceny, third or subsequent offense.
Two charges of illegal possession of a firearm were nolle prossed on a motion by the commonwealth's attorney.
There were approximately 15 victims of the crimes, which were committed between June and November of 2013.
Gasperini also reported the following cases tried during September:
*Christopher Lee Harris, Stuart, convicted of unlawful wounding, sentenced to five years in prison with two years suspended and three years to serve, assessed $1,000 fine, costs and restitution.
*Tony Jayson Harris, Stuart, convicted of unlawful wounding, sentenced to five years in prison with all time suspended except one year and three months, assessed $750 fine, costs and restitution.
*Dexter Duane Bartley, Claudville, convicted of two counts of uttering forged checks, sentenced to five years on each count, suspended, assessed $100 fine, costs and restitution on each count; convicted of obtaining money by false pretense, sentenced to 12 months in jail with all time suspended except 14 days, assessed $100 fine, costs and restitution; convicted of obtaining money by false pretense, sentenced to five years in prison, suspended, assessed $100 fine, costs and restitution; convicted of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, sentenced to 12 months in jail, suspended, assessed $100 fine, costs and restitution.
*Michael David Chaney, Lawsonville, N.C., convicted of three counts of selling stolen property, sentenced to five years in prison, suspended, on each count, fined $100 and costs on each count; convicted of obtaining money by false pretense, sentenced to 12 months in jail with six months suspended, fined $100 and costs; convicted of four counts of obtaining money by false pretense, sentenced to a total of 16 years, suspended, fined a total of $400 and costs.
*Jimmy Lee Goad, Stuart, convicted of grand larceny of an auto, sentenced to 10 years in prison with all time suspended except one year, assessed $100 fine, costs and restitution; convicted of destroying property, sentenced to 12 months in jail, suspended, assessed $100 fine, costs and restitution; convicted of issuing a bad check, sentenced to 12 months in jail with six months suspended, assessed $100 fine, costs and restitution; convicted of three counts of issuing a bad check, sentenced to 12 months in jail on each count, suspended, assessed $100 fine, costs and restitution on each count.
*Joel Ray Hamm, Meadows of Dan, charged with assault and battery, found not guilty.
*Tyler Wade Irvin, Stuart, convicted of embezzlement, sentenced to five years in prison with all time suspended except one year, assessed $250 fine, costs and restitution; convicted of credit card fraud, sentenced to 12 months in jail, suspended, assessed $250 fine, costs and restitution; convicted of two counts of credit card theft, sentenced to five years in prison, suspended, on each count, assessed $250 fine, costs and restitution on each count.
*Krystal Dawn Manley, Patrick Springs, convicted of conspiring to deliver drugs to an inmate, sentenced to five years in prison, suspended, fined $250 and costs; convicted of two counts of delivering drugs to an inmate, sentenced to five years, suspended, on one count, sentenced to five years with all time suspended except one year and six months, on a second count, fined $250 and costs.
*Matthew Ryan Scott, Patrick Springs, convicted of delivering drugs to a prisoner, sentenced to five years in prison, suspended; convicted of possession of drugs by a prisoner, sentenced to five year with all time suspended except seven months; convicted of possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, sentenced to six months in jail, suspended, assessed costs in all cases.
*David T. Servin, Martinsville, convicted of being an accessory after the fact, sentenced to 12 months in jail, suspended, fined $250 and costs; convicted of petit larceny, sentenced to 12 months in jail and fined $250 and costs; charged with obtaining money by false pretense, found not guilty.
*Brian Lee Hill, Westfield, N.C., convicted of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, sentenced to 12 months in jail with all time suspended except 15 days, assessed costs.
*Raymond Samuel Martin, Stuart, convicted of driving under the influence, first offense, sentenced to 30 days in jail with all time suspended except two days, fined $650 with $350 suspended, operator's license revoked for one years, ignition interlock required, ordered to complete Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP).
*Bethany Erin Pruett, Stuart, charged with eight counts of prescription forgery, complied with conditions imposed by the court, cases dismissed.
*William Daniel Rogers, Stuart, convicted of assault and battery, sentenced to five years in prison with all time suspended except 7 1/2 months, fined $500 and costs.
*Virginia May Smith, Pulaski, convicted of issuing a misdemeanor bad check, sentenced to 12 months in jail and fined $1,000 and costs.
*Gary Wayne Tilley, Stuart, convicted of possession of a firearm by a felon, sentenced to five years in prison with all time suspended except 30 days, fined $750 and costs.
*Bobby Lee Craig, Martinsville, convicted of probation violation, court conditionally resuspended all time, assessed costs.
*Michael Chad Greene, Roanoke Rapids, N.C., charged with probation violation, case dismissed.
*Eric Morgan Griffith, Stuart, convicted of probation violation, court revoked 90 days of previously suspended sentenced and ordered defendant to successfully complete the diversion center program.
*Michael Daniel Healy, Stuart, convicted of reckless driving, fined $300 and costs.
*Carlo Lemor Holiday, Collinsville, charged with driving with a suspended license, complied with conditions imposed by the court, case dismissed.
*Edilberto Coronado, Fieldale, convicted of probation violation, court revoked nine months of previously suspended sentence, assessed costs.
*Errick Neal, Columbus, Ohio, convicted of failure to appear in court, sentenced to 60 days in jail and assessed costs; convicted of probation violation, court revoked all previously suspended time, resuspended conditionally, assessed costs.
*Edward Scott Stanley, Stuart, convicted of speeding, fined $82 and costs.
*Joshua D. Sunderland, Eden, N.C., convicted of speeding, fined $72 and costs.
*Caben John Trent, Bassett, convicted of probation violation, court revoked six months of previously suspended sentence, assessed costs.