The following case was decided last Thursday in Appomattox County Circuit Court with Judge S. Anderson Nelson presiding:

Te’Son Khalil Clark, 22, of Appomattox, pleaded guilty to one felony charge of possession with intent to sell or distribute marijuana and one misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest without force. 

On the felony charge, Clark was sentenced to serve two months of active time with an additional four years and 10 months suspended. He received 12 months suspended time on the misdemeanor. 

Court evidence shows that on June 5, 2018, the Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia State Police had set up a traffic checkpoint at the intersection of Route 608 and 609 when a speeding white motorcycle was noticed by officers. 

The motorcycle broke abruptly in the middle of the road and turned left into a driveway. An Appomattox County deputy pursued Clark by vehicle and got out of the car to question Clark, who gave off an odor of marijuana.

Appearing nervous, Clark got off the motorcycle on the opposite side of where the deputy was positioned and ran into a wooded area. The deputy continued in pursuit of Clark, keeping pace by listening to the sounds of cracking sticks to determine his whereabouts. Clark exited a portion of the woods where the deputy was able to apprehend him.  

Found lying in the woods on the trail Clark ran were a motorcycle helmet, digital scale and three bags of marijuana totaling 83.5 grams.

Conditions of the suspended time include five years good behavior and two years supervised probation.

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