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Buffalo Junction 19-year-old gets three years for shooting in town / September 18, 2017

The third of three men to be sentenced to prison for a September 2016 shooting that injured an 18-year-old male in South Boston received the lightest sentence of the assailants charged in the crime.

Montreal Daymon Cheatwood, 19, of Buffalo Junction, will serve an active sentence of three and a half years in prison. In June, Cheatwood pleaded guilty to five charges: two for malicious wounding, two for firing inside an occupied building, and one for use of a firearm in commission of a felony, first offense.

The other two young men who were charged, Jameriyo Crute of Bracey and Thomas Dorsey Daves Jr. of Fuquay-Varina, N.C. each received active prison terms of eight years for their roles in the crime.

The shooting took place on the night of Sept. 15, 2016 at the 1600 block of Jeffress Boulevard in town. Upon arriving at the scene, South Boston police found an 18-year-old who had suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound. He was treated for his injuries and released from the local hospital.

In other court action this week in Halifax County Circuit Court:

» Crystal L. Gordon of Halifax pleaded guilty to two counts of felony child abuse arising a February 2 incident. She is set to be sentenced on March 1.

» Kamonn Devonne Mitchell of Scottsburg pleaded guilty to felony larceny of a firearm on March 14. He received a 20 year sentence, all suspended, and ordered to pay court costs of $456.

» Michael Young of South Boston, was convicted of malicious wounding and felony use of a firearm after pleading not guilty to the crimes, which took place on Sept. 24, 2016. His sentencing hearing is set for Nov. 11.

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