According to Assistant District Attorney Jake Argo, Brezenski Rashad Wilson, 33, and Santangelo Lafayette Funderburg, 31, both entered guilty pleas to robbery in the first degree this week before Circuit Judge Bo Hollingsworth. The two suspects approached a female clerk at the Title Max store on Nov. 28, 2012 as she was walking to her car to make a cash deposit. Funderburg was allegedly armed with a gun at the time.
After taking the money from the employee, the two suspects fled in a vehicle, according to testimony offered at their initial appearance. A Talladega County Sheriff’s Deputy spotted them trying to change clothes while driving and pulled them over. Funderburg attempted to flee on foot, but was captured by Talladega police.
Each man now faces 20 to 99 years or life in prison and will be sentenced at a later date.
Also in court this week:
O Attorneys for accused capital murderer Anthery Dowdell, 39, announced that he will be ready to stand trial in November.
O Marcus Laray Walker, 30, and Renard Auelius Shorter, 32, pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana in the second degree. Both men had been indicted for trafficking in cocaine and marijuana, but pleaded down to the lesser charges.
O Attorneys for Tracy Butler Epps, 39, announced that he will be ready for trial on charges of fraudulent use of a credit or debit card in October.
O Timothy Dakota Stewart, 23, pleaded guilty to three counts of burglary in the third degree. A charge of receiving stolen property in the second degree was dismissed.
O Gregory Lee Hallman 31, pleaded guilty to felony drug paraphernalia.
O James Nathan Shamblin, 34, pleaded guilty to felony drug paraphernalia.
O Angela Dawn Frady, 51, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
O Attorneys for Jason Emanual Waites, 33, announced he will be ready to stand trial for rape in the first degree and sexual abuse of a child less than 12 in October.
O Trevin Lawuan Butler, 23, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property in the third degree. Butler was indicted for receiving in the second degree but, pleaded guilty to the lesser offense.
O A capias warrant was issued for Jimmy Dewayne Rich, 38, who failed to appear for theft of property in the second degree.
O Attorneys for Jamaal Marcus Bull, 23, announced he would be ready for trial in October on five counts of fraudulent use of a credit or debit card.
O Attorney for Annette Lashawn Ashley announced she would be ready for trial in October on two counts of fraudulent use of a credit or debit card.
O Attorney for Antoine Velet Stockdale, 41, announced he would be ready for trial in October for assault in the first degree.
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