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Couple pleads guilty to multiple drug charges / February 11, 2019
A South Boston couple was found guilty of multiple drug trafficking charges in Halifax County Circuit Court on Thursday.

David Wayne Day Jr. and Amber-Dawn Yvonne Day pleaded guilty to numerous charges of selling a Schedule I/II substance as part of their prosecution plea agreements. Multiple other charges of drug trafficking were dropped.

David Day, former IT manager at the Halifax County administrator’s office, was also convicted of one count of credit card fraud. Amber-Dawn Day was convicted of one misdemeanor count of child abuse.

The offenses by the husband and wife defendants date from a period from October to December 2017. They are incarcerated at the Halifax Adult Detention Center while awaiting sentencing hearings slated in May.

In other developments Thursday in Circuit Court:

» Jaurice Ferrell of South Boston received an active sentence of nine months in jail after being convicted of distributing marijuana, identity theft and violation of probation on a previous charge. He will be placed on two years active probation following his release.

» Hanna Marie Francis of Nathalie pleaded guilty to possession of a Schedule I/II drug, while a separate charge of possessing drug paraphernalia was dropped. She was allowed to stay out of jail on the condition of staying drug and alcohol free, remaining employed or continuing her education, and doing 100 hours of community service.

» The trial of Calvin Traquan Harrison of Altavista was continued to March 15, when he is expected to enter a plea to counts of attempted murder, malicious wounding, brandishing a firearm and other charges. The offenses date back to July 2018.

» The trial of James Fletcher Jones of Nathalie was continued to April 4, at which time he is expected to enter a guilty plea to malicious wounding in a September 2018 incident.

» Davy Dominique Shelton of Alton will serve six months in jail after being sentenced to a total of 18 years on six charges of breaking and entering, larceny and destruction of property. All time against Shelton was suspended except for the six month jail stint. Shelton was also ordered to make restitution and undergo two years’ probation. The offenses date back to September 2017.

» Darrell Dwayne Smith received a 10-year suspended sentence for drug distribution, with 15 years of supervised probation and orders to make $200 restitution to the State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation fund.

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