By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
A Brewton man will apparently remain a state inmate for five more years, while a Uriah man will apparently serve his entire sentence after each was denied parole during recent hearings by the Alabama Board of Pardons & Paroles
Ricky Tolbert was convicted in 2012 of a “Class B felony” related to the non-fatal shooting of an 18-year-old Brewton man during a party at the Brewton Masonic Lodge. He was sentenced in Escambia County Circuit Court to serve 20 years.
On the date of his hearing, Tolbert — who is housed at Fountain Correctional Facility — had served four years, four months and 12 days, including 492 days in the county jail.
He also received a 10-year sentence, also in 2012, for second-degree assault, but that sentence is running concurrently with the first. His minimum release date without pardon or parole is November 27, 2034.
The Uriah man, Justin Shea Ullrich, was also turned down by the board in his bid for parole. Ullrich was sentenced in 2018 to 97 months in prison after his conviction in Escambia County Circuit Court on charges of possession and distribution of a controlled substance.
On the date of his parole hearing, he had served only eight months and three days of his sentence, including 81 days of confinement in the county jail. He has been credited with 198 days of “good time.”
Ullrich and two others were arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine after Flomaton police officers spotted their car at Hurricane Park after closing time.
Without a pardon or parole, Ullrich — currently housed at Loxley Work Release Center — will not be released from prison until September 20, 2023.