Parole denied for habitual thief


News Staff Writer

An Escambia County man, currently serving his fifth prison term since 1998, was denied parole during recent hearings by the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles.
Shane Kendall, 50, has been in and out of the state prison system for the past 22 years, all the convictions coming on theft or theft-related charges.
Kendall is currently housed at Draper Correctional Facility in Elmore and has served almost a year of a 12-year sentence for first-degree receiving stolen property handed down last year in Escambia County. He has earned 189 days of good time and was given credit for 250 days in jail prior to his transfer.
The Brewton man is apparently a model prisoner. He was released in 2000 after serving slightly more than two years of a 5-year sentence for first-degree theft, also in Escambia County. He returned to prison in 2001 after being convicted in Conecuh County of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. Thanks to an accumulation of “good time,” he was paroled each time before serving his complete sentence.
Kendall was back behind bars in 2006, convicted of a string of thefts that took place in Escambia, Monroe and Covington counties. He was convicted of first-degree theft again in 2011, this time in Covington County, and sentenced to 15 years but was granted a parole after serving less than five years.
In 2011 he served almost five years of a 15-year sentence for a theft conviction in Conecuh County before being granted parole.
His current minimum release date without parole or probation is May 10, 2023.