By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
A Perdido man, not yet halfway through a 20-year sentence for causing the death of a passenger in his vehicle, will serve at least five more years in prison.
Roil Lamar Hadley Jr., 41, was denied parole during recent hearings by the Alabama Board of Pardons & Paroles.
According to the Alabama Department of Corrections, Hadley has served seven years and almost six months in custody, including 1,053 days (roughly three years) in the county jail while awaiting trial and transfer, for his 2017 conviction on a manslaughter charge.
Hadley was initially indicted for reckless murder after a May 2012 incident during which he led Poarch Tribal Police and Alabama State Troopers on a high-speed chase that began near Wind Creek Casino & Hotel.
The pursuit continued along Poarch Road before a tire blew on Hadley’s vehicle, causing it to flip. Benjamin Harrison, who was riding with Hadley, was ejected from the vehicle and died from injuries he suffered.
The minimum release date (without pardon or parole) for Hadley, now housed at Loxley Work Release, is September 20, 2034.