Brandon Stanley, 26, of Spout Spring, was sentenced on two counts of extortion in writing Thursday, July 22, in Appomattox County Circuit Court. Stanley had pleaded guilty to the charges May 13.

The text messages for which Stanley was arrested Dec. 9, 2020, consisted of violent threats and racially-charged language toward a juvenile female. 

Stanley was sentenced to serve one year and two months of incarceration, which includes credit for time already served since his arrest — a little over seven months.

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