Probation violations

By Terri Flagg -

DOBSON — The probation of a Mount Airy man was revoked last week after he admitted to walking out on a court-ordered treatment program.

Randall Nathan Wall, 27, of South Main Street, appeared in Superior Court for a violation hearing on July 12.

With 15 to 27 months’ imprisonment at stake, he elected to represent himself, despite the cautioning of Presiding Judge A. Moses Massey.

In January 2015, Wall had pleaded guilty to and was sentenced on two counts of habitual larceny.

He was ordered to serve an active sentence of 13 to 25 months, with 169 days of credit for time served, on the first count.

On the second count, he was given a 15- to 27-month sentence which was suspended pending the successful completion of 48 months of supervised probation, 120 days of electronic monitoring and payment of $3,464 restitution.

Wall was also ordered to complete a 90-day treatment program at DART-Cherry residential treatment facility in Goldsboro.

He was issued a felony probation violation in February for leaving the facility without permission.

“I am guilty of those allegations,” Wall said in court, “I’m not making no excuses. There’s no excuse for what I did.”

The defendant asked Massey to consider sentencing the violation with a 90-day Confinement in Response to Violation (CRV) or through other means, “anyway to make it home sooner than 15 months,” because his ailing father was currently on life support.

“I know I should have thought about that before I did what I did,” Wall said. “I know this is part of life, the choices we make.”

The judge noted that Wall had been sentenced as a record level five, which indicates between 14 and 17 previous felony convictions.

“I’m not inclined to allow your request,” Massey said, but said he would allow Wall to withdraw his waiver of representation and continue the case until he had the assistance of an attorney.

Wall decided to go forward with the judgment, and asked officers of the court to pass on his thanks to his probation officer, Whitney Bennett, who was not present at the hearing.

“Tell her I said thank you for your help. She’s a very good lady,” he said.

Wall was ordered to serve 15 to 27 months in prison less credit for any time served.

• Robert McNeil Pardue, 42, of Knob Drive, Mount Airy, was imprisoned for six to 17 months for violating the terms of his probation. Pardue was given a suspended sentence on an October 2013 conviction of obtaining property by false pretense, and placed on supervised probation for 36 months. His sentence was activated July 11, with 28 days credit for time served.

• Two felony probation violations were dismissed and probation was terminated for Joshua Shaun Wiles, 31, of Apple Blossom Lane, Elkin, who paid his case in full the morning of his July 12 hearing. Wiles had successfully completed a supervised probation sentence for convictions of possession of methamphetamine and sale or delivery of a schedule II controlled substance in 2015.

By Terri Flagg

Reach Terri Flagg at 415-4734.

Reach Terri Flagg at 415-4734.

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