The following case outcomes were decided March 7 in Appomattox County Circuit Court with Judge S. Anderson Nelson presiding. 

Antonio Marquis Watts, Sr., 27, of Appomattox, was denied bond on a felony charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon within 10 years of the conviction.

The biggest factor that swayed Judge Nelson against granting bond was the fact that Watts was a member of a local Piru Bloods gang, to which Watts admitted.

Read more about this case in the Times Virginian newspaper.

Local burglaries result in two-and-a-half-year sentence

Gavin Hunter Carter, 21, of Appomattox, will serve two years and six months behind bars after reaching a plea agreement in court. 

Carter pleaded guilty to multiple felony charges, including three counts of breaking and entering, and one count each of grand larceny, credit card larceny, possession of methamphetamine, possession of burglarious tools, possession of a firearm on school property, and possession of a firearm on school property with a Schedule I or II drug. 

Read more about this case in the Times Virginian newspaper. 

Amherst man pleads guilty to Appomattox auto thefts

Josey Ray Edwards, 30, of Amherst, pleaded guilty to two felony charges of grand larceny auto theft. 

According to court evidence, Edwards stole vehicles in Appomattox County last year on two separate occasions. 

Read more about this case in the Times Virginian newspaper.

Embezzling scheme ends in restitution and suspended time

Charese Chambers, 35, of Lynchburg, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of embezzlement. She received a three-year suspended sentence, plus an order to pay restitution. 

Evidence states that between June and November of 2016, Chambers committed the crime while working at Walter Gum Manor Apartments in Appomattox. 

Read more about this case in the Times Virginian newspaper.