DOBSON — A Booneville woman who successfully completed a special probation sentence was congratulated by the judge when her case was reviewed this month in Surry County Superior Court.
Katelyn Rose Davis, 20, of Vallie Road, was charged with felony larceny for a July 2013 offense. According to information shared with Senior Resident Superior Court Judge A. Moses Massey, Davis had stolen jewelry from a client while helping her mother clean the home.
The jewelry was returned to the owner, and the incident sent the defendant on the ultimately successful path of recovery for substance abuse, said defense attorney James Gillespie.
Davis was given a deferred prosecution agreement where the charge would be reduced to misdemeanor larceny upon compliance with the terms of the special probation, which included community service and paying monies owed.
“She’s done everything asked of her with the agreement,” Gillespie said. “She took many, many, many steps to prove herself.”
Other matters addressed during the May term of Superior Court included:
• Larry Gray France, 35, of South Franklin Road, Mount Airy, who pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of misdemeanor larceny.
France had been charged with embezzlement, a class H felony, for taking $80 while working the register at Dan Valley Tractor and Power Equipment on West Pine Street in August 2015, according to statements made in court.
He was given a community sentence of 45 days in the Surry County Jail which was suspended pending the successful completion of 12 months of unsupervised probation.
• Megan Elizabeth Berrier, 22, of Valentine Leonard Road, Cana, Virginia, was placed on special probation for 12 months for a possession of methamphetamine charge stemming from a December 2014 offense. A companion charge of felony conspiracy was dismissed.
Reach Terri Flagg at 415-4734.