No parole for man who assaulted FPD officer


News Staff Writer

A Frisco City man, convicted in 2018 of assaulting a Flomaton police officer, was denied parole August 27 after a hearing by the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles.
Brandon L. Hawkins, who was also arrested for second-degree theft of property in Baldwin County and on a failure-to-appear warrant on a Monroe County charge of manufacturing a controlled substance, is currently serving a 15-year sentence on the Escambia County assault charge.
According to published reports, Hawkins was arrested at the McDonald’s in Flomaton after he ran from police who were questioning him. He scuffled with one of the officers, breaking the policeman’s glasses. Hawkins later explained that he was high on methamphetamine at the time.
He has served two years and eight months of his sentence and will remain behind bars until June 16, 2021, unless he is granted parole or a pardon.
He is currently housed at Ventress Correctional Facility in Clayton.
A scheduled August 25 hearing for another inmate with local ties, James Lee Dortch, was continued. Dortch is serving time at Kilby Correctional Facility for a third-degree theft conviction from Clarke County and a Felony DUI conviction in Escambia County.