By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
A Perdido man convicted in 2007 of shooting at a woman with a crossbow, and a Brewton man who set several fires in a Brewton hotel, were each turned down for parole during recent hearings by the Alabama Board of Pardons & Paroles.
Randy Hadley was initially charged with attempted murder but was eventually sentenced to serve 20 years for first-degree assault. Arrest reports show that Hadley slammed his girlfriend’s face into the side of a truck when she tried to leave during a domestic incident, then shot at least one arrow from the weapon at her when she returned to the site of the argument.
The Perdido man had served 11 years, 8 months and 8 days, including 2,047 days in the county jail, when he was considered for parole on March 9. Without a parole or pardon, he will remain in prison until June 23, 2031.
Hadley, currently housed at Limestone Correctional Facility, was also convicted in 1998 in Baldwin County of second-degree assault after being initially charged with trying to murder a female neighbor. He was sentenced then to 13 years but served only 4 years, 8 months and 23 days after accumulating net “good time” of 10 years and 4 months.
The Brewton man, Orbie Eugene Dinkins, was — according to Alabama Department of Corrections data — convicted in 2021 of first-degree theft and sentenced to serve 115 months.
According to published reports, Dinkins (also housed at Limestone CF) was arrested in June of that year. He was initially charged with first-degree arson and third-degree domestic violence after he allegedly set at least three fires in a room of the Colonial Manor Hotel during a domestic incident.
He had served only 1 year, 7 months and 16 days when his case was considered March 7 by ABPP members. Without parole or a pardon, he won’t be released from prison until August 7, 2024.