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By Linda Cicoira — A Melfa man, who was sentenced to serve four years in a youthful offender program for his part in two armed robberies at convenience stores, was re-sentenced last week in Accomack Circuit Court.

Kalvin Pairell Hodges, 22, failed to successfully complete the program, so the initial term of 10 years was reinstated. He was sentenced to 20 years each  with half the time suspended. The terms were set for run concurrently. The crimes occurred at the Fast Shop store in Painter on Dec. 30, 2015 and at Oceanway in Tasley on Jan. 5, 2016. 

In another case, Michael Sean Patterson, 49, of Maple Street in Onley, was sentenced to five years with all but time served suspended for carnal knowledge of a child, without force, who was between 13 and 15 years old. 

The crime occurred between Nov. 1 and 30, 2007. He was arrested in April 2017. Patterson could have been given a 10-year prison term and been fined $2,500. The suspension is on the condition that he have no contact with the victim. He will be on good behavior for 10 years. Indefinite probation was ordered.

Keshawn Abbott, 27, of Fox Grove Road in Parksley, was sentenced to five years each for arson and burglary at a house belonging to Christopher Kuhn in July 2018. He was also given 12 months for assault and battery. The terms were set to run consecutively for a total of 11 years.

Kelly Elaine Smith, 32, of Woodland Park in Accomac, was sentenced to a total of four years and four months in prison. She was given five years each for credit card larceny and obtaining money be false pretenses with all but a year each suspended. Smith was sentenced to five years for identity theft with all but four months suspended. The crimes occurred between March 1 and 31. The terms were set to run consecutively for a total of two years and four months.

She was also re-sentenced for 2012 charges, which added another two years to the total.

Lashanta Nicole Edwards, 37, of Leslie Trent Road in Parksley, pleaded guilty to stealing more than $500 belonging to Union Bank & Trust and two counts of credit card theft. The incidents occurred between Sept. 16, and Oct. 7, 2018.

Hunter Douglas Weaver, 28, of Meadville Drive in Onancock, was sentenced to five years with all but five months suspended for a third offense of DUI. The crime occurred Feb 14. 

Wesley Lamont Hodge, 46, of Mears, was sentenced to 12 months in jail with all but 30 days suspended for petty larceny of oysters. He was initially charged with a felony. He was also fined $50 for misdemeanor dredging oysters at night. Another felony charge of unlawful dredging oysters, a felony, was not prosecuted. 

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