Parole Hearings for 20 Violent Offenders This Week | Dec. 9, 2019

The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles will hold parole hearings for 20 violent offenders this week, among them four sex offenders, two convicted of manslaughter, and seven convicted of robbery.

Parole hearings scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 10:
(All sentencing information from the Alabama Department of Corrections public website.)

  • Jeffrey Lee Horrison was sentenced in 2008 to one year, six months in prison for second-degree robbery in Colbert County. In 2011 he was sentenced in Colbert County to 10 years for possession of a pistol after being convicted of a violent crime. The TimesDaily newspaper reported Oct. 21, 2018 that Horrison was indicted the previous month for third-degree escape. He was sentenced in January 2019 to five years, five months for a 2016 drug possession case in Colbert County.
  • Laura Faye Mallard was sentenced in 2012 to three years in prison for third-degree burglary and first-degree theft of property in Lawrence County. WAFF TV in Huntsville reported April 27, 2011 the Lawrence County Sheriff said Mallard went to a residence and “broke into a vehicle and storage building on the property.” She was sent back to prison in 2016 for three years for second-degree theft of property and drug possession. She was sentenced on Dec. 20, 2018 to five years for criminal possession of a forged instrument.
  • Marcelino Castillo has been sent to prison twice for trafficking drugs and has already been paroled once. In 2003 he was sentenced to 14 years for trafficking methamphetamines in Houston County, and two years for drug possession in Geneva County. He was paroled in 2006 but was sent back to prison in 2014 for 16 years for again trafficking methamphetamines, two more convictions for drug possession, manufacturing controlled substances and being a violent criminal in possession of a pistol, all in Houston County.

Parole hearings scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 11:

  • Kendell Cottrell Means is a convicted killer and rapist. Means was sentenced in 2001 to three years in prison for manslaughter in Jefferson County. He was sent back to prison for life in 2005 for first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and first-degree burglary in Jefferson County, and for 16 years for the original manslaughter case.
  • Nathaniel Cale Davis was convicted in 2009 of sexually abusing a three-year-old girl in Calhoun County, according to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency records. In 2011 he was sentenced to five years in prison for that 2009 first-degree sexual abuse case and four years for violating the sex offender registration law. On May 22, 2018 Davis was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a separate child abuse case in Calhoun County from 2016.
  • Robert McClain is a three-time sex offender. He was sentenced in 1981 to 10 years in prison for first-degree rape and two years for third-degree burglary in Montgomery.  He was sentenced in 1984 to life in prison for after he raped a second victim in Montgomery. In 1992, he was sentenced to another 15 years in prison for first-degree sexual abuse in Elmore County.
  • Kelvin Bernard Phillips was sentenced on May 31, 2018 to 15 years in prison for manslaughter in Clarke County. He has served just four years and four months of his 15-year prison sentence. A newspaper report in the South Alabamian on July 9, 2015 said Phillips was arrested in the case of a woman in Thomasville who died from gunshot wounds to the head and neck.
  • Edward Fitzgerald Harris was sentenced in 2000 to 40 years in prison for three counts of first-degree rape and 10 years for two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, all in Etowah County. 
  • Roger Keith Thompson was sentenced in 2011 to 20 years in prison for second-degree assault in Lauderdale County. Media reported he nearly beat a man to death. WAAY TV reported the victim said Thompson “beat me for six hours with a metal pipe. He cut my clothes off, wrapped me in a rug and threw me in a junk pile and left me for dead.” Thompson previously had been sentenced to 15 years for another second-degree assault, this one in 2008, and a drug possession case in Lauderdale County. Thompson was first sent to prison in 1997 for second-degree forgery.
  • Martinez Dewayne Houston was sentenced in 2007 to 30 years in prison for first-degree sodomy and in 2008 to 10 years for first-degree sexual abuse, both in Jefferson County.
  • Lorenzo Banks has been convicted twice of robbery. He was sentenced in 2005 to 25 years in prison for first-degree robbery in Jefferson County. He had already been sentenced in 2002 to 15 years for second-degree robbery in Bessemer. Banks subsequently escape custody and was sentenced January 2019 to eight months confinement for third-degree escape and second-degree receiving stolen property.
  • Spencer Dion Hollinger was sentenced in 2002 to 20 years in prison for first-degree robbery in Baldwin County.
  • Jeffrey Lee Lahmann Jr. was admitted to the prison system in 2011 after a conviction for first-degree robbery in Baldwin County. Al.com reported July 19, 2010 that Lahmann and an accomplice “burst into a drug party at a house in Lake Forest early on June 8, rounded up the victims, robbed them at gunpoint and took several items from the home.” Lahmann was resentenced in 2015 to 20 years in prison for that first-degree robbery. He has served less than seven years, four months of his 20-year term.
  • Christopher Gerard McCree was sentenced in 2008 to 20 years in prison for a 2005 first-degree robbery and 15 years for a 2005 first-degree assault, both in Houston County. WTVY Television in Dothan reported March 14, 2005 that McCree and an accomplice were accused of robbing Linden Grocery Store in Dothan. A store clerk was struck in the head during the robbery. In 2009 McCree was sentenced to 15 years for two counts of drug possession. He was subsequently paroled but violated parole in 2016.
  • Tamara Leigh Ramos was sentenced on Sept. 26, 2018 to seven years in prison for a 2015 second-degree robbery in Lee County. The Ledger-Enquirer newspaper reported March 11, 2015 that Ramos and an accomplice were arrested at a motel in Opelika and charged with second-degree robbery after they stole “property from the victim and assaulted him.”
  • Brian Dean Rigsby was sentenced in 2007 to life in prison for a 2004 first-degree robbery in Walker County. In 1996 he was sentenced 10 years for three first-degree burglaries in Cullman County and four years for criminal possession of a forged instrument in Walker County. He was out of prison on parole when he committed the 2004 robbery.
  • Raymond Andrew Bivins’ criminal career has spanned nearly 30 years and four Alabama counties. He has been convicted eight times of third-degree burglary. He is currently serving a 12-year prison sentence, handed down in 2016, for two burglaries, possession of burglar’s tools, and criminal mischief, all in Tuscaloosa County. He was re-sentenced in 2017 to 10 years, two months for burglary and possession of burglar’s tools for two 2010 cases in Houston County. Bivins was convicted of another burglary in Tuscaloosa County in 2012 and sentenced to two years, seven months. In 2005, Bivins was sentenced to 15 years in prison after he went on a crime spree in Coffee County, committing five third-degree burglaries, along with criminal mischief, receiving stolen property, unlawful breaking and entering of a vehicle, and two counts of theft of property. He was sentenced in 1998 to 10 years for receiving stolen property, and in 1999 to one year, six months for possession of burglar’s tools, both in Coffee County. He was sentenced in 1990 to 10 years for theft of property in Monroe County, but was paroled in 1994. In 1988 he was sentenced to two years in prison for Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act and one year for theft of property, both in Coffee County.
  • Michael Jerome Butler was sent to prison in 2010 for two years, seven months for third-degree burglary in Butler County. Butler was paroled in 2011 but in 2017 was sent back to prison for 15 years for receiving stolen property, unlawful breaking and entering of a vehicle, and theft of property.
  • Emmanuel Lakeem Ervin was sentenced in 2015 to three years, six months in prison for third-degree burglary and five counts of unlawful breaking and entering vehicles in Talladega County. He was subsequently paroled but in September 2018 was sent back to prison for seven years, six months for again illegally breaking into and entering a vehicle. He has served less than two years of that seven-and-a-half-year prison term.
  • Timothy Shan Parrish was out of prison on parole when he was sentenced in 2010 to 20 years for third-degree burglary in Cullman County. He had been sent to prison for four years in 2003 for drug possession, receiving stolen property and criminal possession of a forged instrument. He was convicted again in 2005 for theft of property in Cullman County and sentenced to 15 years, but was paroled from that sentence in 2007.