Kentucky man sentenced on drug charges
Blackwater man sentenced for burglary
Lee man to serve three years for robbery
Dryden woman sentenced to probation
Dryden man to serve 13 months
Kingsport Public Library has MP3 players
Scott recruiting for Leadership Class
JONESVILLE - A Cranks, Ky., man was sentenced Wednesday in Lee County Circuit Court to 45 days in jail after being found guilty earlier of three counts of possession of oxycodone. Elmer Edward Middleton, 43, P.O. Box 37, had been originally charged with distributing the painkiller but pleaded guilty to the reduced charges. He was sentenced to three years in the Virginia State Penitentiary on each of the charges, with the court allowing the sentences to be served concurrently. The court then suspended all but 45 days of the time and gave him the option of serving it all at one time or on weekends. He was allowed until Feb. 9 to report to begin serving the sentence. Upon completion of the jail time, he will be on three years of supervised probation, which he will be allowed to transfer to Kentucky.
JONESVILLE - Shawn Patrick McBride, 29, 4310 Canton Road, Blackwater, was sentenced Wednesday in Lee County Circuit Court to three years of supervised probation after being convicted earlier of one count each of break and enter and grand larceny. McBride was sentenced to three years in the Virginia State Penitentiary on each of the charges, and the court allowed the sentences to be served concurrently before suspending the time in lieu of probation and restitution.
JONESVILLE - A Lee County man who assisted in the armed robbery of a Stickleyville man in his home last year was sentenced Wednesday in Lee County Circuit Court to two years and 10 months in the Virginia State Penitentiary. Larry Freeman Jr., 25, Route 1, Box 126, St. Charles, had previously been found guilty of robbery and conspiracy and was sentenced to concurrent six-year prison terms for the crimes. The court then suspended all but two years and 10 months of the time in lieu of three years of supervised probation.
JONESVILLE - Lisa Meade, 30, P.O. Box 324, Dryden, was sentenced Wednesday in Lee County Circuit Court to two years of supervised probation after she was found guilty of a reduced charge of misdemeanor possessing stolen property. Meade was sentenced to 12 months in jail, but the court suspended the time in lieu of probation.
JONESVILLE - Larry Martin, 31, Route 1, Box 1750, Dryden, was sentenced Wednesday in Lee County Circuit Court to one year and one month in the Virginia State Penitentiary after being found guilty earlier of two counts of attempting to obtain drugs by fraud and two counts of conspiracy. He was sentenced to concurrent three-year prison terms on each charge, but the court ordered the sentences be served consecutively to other sentences he is currently serving. Judge Birg Sergent then suspended all but one year and one month of the time in lieu of six months of probation, which can run concurrently with probation he is serving in Wise County.
KINGSPORT - The Kingsport Public Library has five new MP3 players that patrons may check out and use to download audio books from their computers. The players are available for up to 14 days, but renewals are not available. Patrons may use their own headsets or buy a pair from the library for $1. The library has nearly 2,100 titles in its digital audio books collection Each MP3 player will hold four to five titles. To access the service visit www.kingsportlibrary.org and click on READS - Regional eBook and Audiobook Download System.
GATE CITY - Registration is under way for the Scott County Horizons 2007 Leadership Class, which begins Feb. 20. The Horizons program includes a weekend retreat, one Saturday morning bus tour, one Tuesday morning utility tour, and one Thursday night class. The remaining classes are held on Tuesday evenings. Graduation will be held May 9. The course costs $125, which includes the cost of the weekend retreat, materials, and refreshments at each session. The class is limited to 20 students. Deadline for registration is Feb. 16. For an application, or to nominate someone, call the Scott County Chamber of Commerce at (276)386-6665 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.