By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
Two Brewton men, each sentenced to a lengthy term in prison, got different results from hearings held recently by the Alabama Board of Pardons & Paroles. The board denied parole for one but determined that another had paid his debt to society.
Parole was granted for 31-year-old Marcus Allan Crawford, who was sentenced in 2020 to serve 10 years and had served slightly more than two years. Crawford was convicted in Escambia County Circuit Court of second-degree theft and first-degree criminal mischief.
He had served two years, two months and 13 days as an inmate, including 146 in jail while awaiting transfer. Through a formula used by Alabama Department of Corrections officials, Crawford had accumulated 1,437 days (four years) of “good time.”
Christopher Pugh, 30, who was convicted here in 2019 on four counts of second-degree arson, was denied parole.
Pugh, who also served almost all of a 5-year stint for a 2011 conviction on burglary and arson charges, was sentenced to 20 years on the 2019 charges. He has served less than four years, including 318 days in jail before being transferred.
His minimum release date without pardon or parole is July 13, 2033. He will be eligible for parole again in 2026.
Parole was also denied for a Monroe County man with a local connection, now serving a 25-year sentence for his 2001 conviction in his home county on charges of second-degree robbery and second-degree kidnapping.
Timothy Maye, 49, who was also convicted in 2004 of promoting prison contraband while at Fountain Correctional Facility, has been in state custody for almost 21 years. He will probably serve the remainder of his sentences before being released.