By DON FLETCHER
News staff Writer
Two Escambia County men, one of whom has spent the majority of the past 40 years in prison, will each remain behind bars after recent hearings by the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles.
The board denied parole for both Glenn Lamar Walker, 60, who is serving a life sentence handed down in 2000 for a first-degree sex abuse conviction in Escambia County, and for Brandon Jones, 28, who has been behind bars for more than 10 years for a robbery conviction, also in Escambia County.
Walker has spent more than 21 years within the state corrections system on that charge. He was also convicted of second-degree kidnapping, but that sentence is running concurrently with the other.
Details of the crime that drew the life sentence are not known, but Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) records show that Walker was no stranger to a prison cell when he re-entered the system on January 27, 2000.
In 1985, Walker was convicted — also in Escambia County — of third-degree robbery and sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was paroled after serving 7 years, 8 months and 4 days.
Prior to that, in 1980, Walker was convicted, again in Escambia County, of first-degree burglary and grand larceny. He drew a 12-year sentence on the burglary charge, and the grand larceny charge ran concurrent to it. He served 3 years, 5 months of that sentence before being paroled.
ADOC records also show that Walker, who is currently housed at Fountain Correctional Facility, is not eligible for further parole consideration until March 1, 2026.
Jones, who has been incarcerated for nearly eight years, entered the prison system most recently in 2016 after being convicted in Escambia County of first-degree robbery and second-degree robbery. He was in the county jail for more than three years (1,227 days) while awaiting trial and before being transferred to state custody.
Jones, who is currently housed at St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville, and an accomplice were arrested in 2012 for robbing a woman at gunpoint at the corner of Carver Avenue and King Street in Atmore. The local man’s minimum release date, without parole or a pardon, is July 31, 2033.