Edmonds sentenced

Published 10:05 am Wednesday, December 27, 2017

A 27 year old man was sentenced in Lunenburg County Circuit Court to an active sentence of 14 years in jail for the armed robbery of a friend and his wife.

According to a press release, Christopher Dale Edmonds entered his guilty pleas to armed robbery, entering a dwelling in the nighttime with a weapon and possession of a firearm by a violent felon in September. A presentence report was ordered and a hearing was conducted before Judge S. Anderson Nelson on Dec. 19.

“The judge imposed an additional 61 years suspended upon conditions of good behavior, supervised probation, warrantless searches, no contact with the victims and restitution,” officials said in the release.

Clement said the convictions arose from an incident on Oct. 22.

“The victims identified Edmonds, even though he covered his face, recognizing his voice, his build, and at one point seeing part of his face when his kerchief fell down,” officials said in the release. “The male victim had known Edmonds since they were kids.

The release cited that Sgt. Adam Martin obtained arrest warrants immediately, but Edmonds could not be found until more than a year later in Chesterfield County at his girlfriend’s residence in January 2017.