ROCKINGHAM — A man recently released from prison is back behind bars.
Richmond County Jail records show that 36-year-old Donald Eugene Lampley was booked March 3 and is charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
Lampley — whose parole is scheduled to end Oct. 3 — is being held without bond on a parole violation and was given a $15,000 secured bond on the felony charge. He is scheduled to appear in court March 15.
Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show Lampley was released from prison on Jan. 6 after serving more than eight months following convictions on three counts of breaking and entering vehicles and one count of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance.
In March of 2022, Lampley was charged with meth possession when deputies responded to a call of someone having possibly overdosed in a vehicle at a business in East Rockingham.
Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show Lampley has a criminal history dating back almost 20 years.
Lampley was first convicted of possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance in 2004, followed by convictions of breaking and entering in 2005; three counts of breaking and entering a paper currency machine and one count of unauthorized use of motor conveyance (Montgomery County)in 2007; possessing stolen goods in 2009; and two counts of misdemeanor larceny in 2013.
In 2015, Lampley was convicted on two counts of possession or distribution of a meth precursor in Richmond County and possession of a stolen vehicle in Montgomery County. The following year he was convicted of possession with intent to sell a Schedule IV controlled substance, selling a Schedule IV controlled substance and delivering or selling a Schedule IV controlled substance.
He was initially given probation on those convictions, which was revoked, and he was incarcerated from October 2016 to December 2018. But before Lampley’s parole expired, he was back in prison and later convicted of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance.
Lampley was released in October of 2019 but received another post-release revocation in 2020. He has been out of prison since Nov. 18, 2020, records show.
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