Talladega man pleads not guilty to kidnapping
by Chris Norwood
Dec 12, 2013 | 2003 views |  0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Talladega man has pleaded not guilty after being indicted for kidnapping in the first and second degree Wednesday morning.

Spencer Lemar Tyson, 38, was arraigned before Talladega County Circuit Judge Julian King, according to assistant district attorney Jake Argo.

Tyson is accused of abducting a 43-year-old woman in the Mill Village outside of Sylacauga on March 1. Argo said he was eventually captured inside the Sylacauga city limits.

The first count of the indictment charges that Tyson abducted the victim with the intent to cause her physical injury, abuse her sexually or terrorize the victim or another person. The second count alleges only that he abducted the victim. When the case goes to trial, Tyson can only be convicted on one of the counts, with the other being mutually exclusive, or acquitted on both.

According to the docket, Tyson remains in jail on a $100,000 bond. Attorney Trina Hammonds has been appointed by the court to represent him.

Also in court this week, King:

O Accepted a guilty plea from Michael Fleming, 21, to burglary in the third degree, and sentenced him to 30 months, reverse split, 24 months probation and nine months in prison.

O Accepted a guilty plea from Jerry Caldwell, 53, to two counts each of possession of a controlled substance and distribution of a controlled substance, and sentenced him to 90 months, 60 months, 50 months and 60 months, concurrently.

O Accepted a guilty plea from Rusty Gammel, 33, to domestic violence by choking or strangulation, and sentenced him to five years, split, six months in prison and three years probation.

O Accepted a guilty plea from Timothy McMillian, 43, to four counts of theft of property in the first degree and sentenced him to 100 months in prison.

O Accepted a guilty plea from Joseph Burns, 34, to two counts each of breaking into and entering a motor vehicle and burglary in the third degree, and sentenced him to 120 months in prison.

O Accepted a guilty plea from Santini Hunter to three counts of burglary in the third degree, 84 months in prison.

O Accepted a guilty plea from Gregory Boyd to distribution of a controlled substance, 60 months in prison, reverse split, 24 months probation and nine months in prison.

O Accepted a guilty plea from Kenneth Kelley to manufacture of a controlled substance in the second degree, 60 months, reverse split, 24 months probation and nine months to serve.

O Accepted a guilty plea from Ricardo Saenz, 32, two six counts of fraudulent use of a credit or debit card and one count of breaking into and entering a motor vehicle, 36 months in prison.

O Accepted a guilty plea from Steven Davis, 49, to possession of a forged instrument in the second degree, 72 months in prison.

O Accepted a guilty plea from Gordinia Vandergrifft, 38, to burglary in the third degree, reverse split, 18 months probation and six months in prison.

O King accepted a guilty plea from Kyle Rush, 25, to possession of a controlled substance, 36 months, suspended.

Contact Chris Norwood at cnorwood@dailyhome.com