Man sentenced to 15 years for fleeing courtroom
by Chris Norwood
Jan 14, 2014 | 2998 views |  0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Talladega man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday by Circuit Judge Julian King after pleading guilty to escape in the third degree.

Robert Charles Dyall II, 26, was charged with escape after fleeing from an appearance in District Court in January 2013. According to Assistant District Attorney Christina Kilgore, Dyall apologized to King before he was sentenced.

Dyall also has previous felony convictions, including a burglary in 2010 and the charges that he was in district court over last year.

Also in court Tuesday:

• Circuit Judge Bo Hollingsworth sentenced Fred Benjamin, 49, to five years, reverse split, three years probation and two years to serve for violating the sex offender registration act.

• Hollingsworth sentenced Joseph Rippee, 28, to 24 months, suspended, three years probation, for possession of a controlled substance. Rippee entered a guilty plea on information, Kilgore said.

• King sentenced Charlie Lee Taylor, 43, to 12 months for possession of drug paraphernalia; a count of possession of marijuana in the first degree was dismissed.

• King sentenced Christopher Carl Kirk, 38, to 180 months of manufacture of a controlled substance in the first degree.

• King sentenced Christopher R. Cleveland, 31, to 67 months for manufacture of a controlled substance in the second degree; Cleveland was indicted for manufacture in the first degree but pleaded guilty to the lesser offense.

• King sentenced Dontrez Dewayne Calhoun, 23, to 24 months, suspended, 36 months probation for theft of property in the second degree; three counts of fraudulent use of a credit or debit card were dismissed.

• King sentenced Christopher Stringfellow, 30, to 24 months, reverse split, 24 months probation and six months to serve for possession of a forged instrument in the second degree.

• King sentenced Laquita Hawkins, 50, to 36 months, reverse split, 24 months probation and six months to serve on three counts of receiving stolen property in the second degree and one count of receiving stolen property in the first degree.

• King sentenced Rex Lee Barnes, 50, to 75 months for burglary in the third degree.

• King sentenced Tarvarus Lamar Nelson, 23, to 24 months, suspended, 36 months probation for burglary in the third degree.

• King sentenced Richard Dale Meyers, 26, to 60 months each for manufacture of a controlled substance in the second degree and promoting prison contraband.

• King sentenced Jonathan Adam Hubbard, 23, to 10 years for promoting prison contraband.

• King sentenced Jeremy Ray Haynes, 34, to 60 months for manufacture of a controlled substance in the second degree. Haynes was indicted for manufacture in the first degree but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge; a drug paraphernalia charge was dismissed.

• King sentenced Amber Nichole Walton, 24, to 30 months, suspended, 36 months probation for two counts of forgery in the second degree, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• King sentenced Cecil Glenn West, 53, to 180 months for manufacture of a controlled substance in the first degree and felony drug paraphernalia.

Contact Chris Norwood at cnorwood@dailyhome.com.