Appomattox man gets nine-year sentence for role in 2019 armed robbery

Today in Appomattox County Circuit Court, 27-year-old DeQuan Montez Kelso was sentenced to serve nine years with 29 additional years suspended for his role in an armed robbery that occurred in late 2019.

On Dec. 15, 2019, Kelso and co-defendant DeQuincy Darrell Kelso were involved in an armed robbery that also resulted in a physical assault of a juvenile at the Dogwood Apartments in Appomattox. DeQuincy was also sentenced to serve nine years on Oct. 8, 2020. 

As part of a plea deal, DeQuan entered a conditional guilty plea on charges of possession of a gun by a non-violent felon within 10 years (five-year mandatory minimum sentence); use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, 1st offense (three-year mandatory minimum sentence); unlawful wounding; armed robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. 

Records from Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority show that DeQuan has been incarcerated without bond since Feb. 12, 2020. 

Find out more in the upcoming issue of the Times Virginian newspaper. Pick up a copy or subscribe at to view the full article in the e-edition version.