By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
Three men who were convicted in Escambia County Circuit Court were turned down for parole during recent hearings by the Alabama Board of Pardons & Paroles.
Bradley Keith Chaney, currently housed at Staton Correctional Facility, was convicted in 2015 of “Offense Against a Person,” a Class B felony, and sentenced to serve 20 years. He was also convicted of possession or receipt of a controlled substance, for which his 10-year sentence is running concurrently with the longer one.
Published reports show that Chaney was in possession of synthetic marijuana (Spice) and methamphetamine when he was arrested during an investigation by Atmore police into the dumping of a woman’s body at Atmore Community Hospital.
At the time of his December 6 hearing, Chaney had served 4 years, 2 months and 21 days behind bars. His minimum release date without pardon or parole is September 18, 2035.
Also rejected for parole during the board’s December 6 hearings was Jon Braden Still, who is also doing a 20-year stretch for “Offense Against a Person.”
Still was convicted earlier this year but Alabama Department of Corrections records show he had earned credit for 2 years, 3 months and 27 days by his hearing date. His minimum release date, without parole or a pardon, is August 13, 2035.
He was also convicted in 2007 on drug possession charges and served just a few weeks before earning parole, and again in 2014 (for “Offense against a Person” and possession or receipt of a controlled substance), when he served 2 years, 2 months and 2 days of concurrent 5-year sentences and was given credit for 1,027 days of “good time.”
ABPP members also denied parole for Rasheen Ja’Darius Thomas, who was convicted in 2020 on three counts of distribution of a controlled substance, during December 7 hearings.
Thomas, who also served a 3-year sentence for a 2015 drug distribution conviction, had been in prison on his latest conviction for only 2 years and 19 days but had accumulated 1,425 days of “good time.”
Thomas won’t be released from North Alabama Community Work Center, where Still is also housed, until December 12, 2024, unless he is granted parole or a pardon.