Atmore, Clio men turned down for parole


News Staff Writer

Courtney Derrell Austin of Atmore, who is serving a life sentence with the possibility of parole for a 2009 robbery and murder conviction in Jefferson County, was denied parole during June 7 hearings by the parole board. He had been behind state bars for more than 15 years on the date he was considered for parole.
Austin was also sentenced to 50 years (to be served concurrently) after he was convicted here in 2011 of first-degree theft of property, second-degree burglary and third-degree burglary. Also, he served all but a few days of a 3-year, 6-month sentence he received in 2004 for a conviction on theft and burglary charges.
Currently serving his time at Fountain Correctional Facility, he will spend the rest of his life in prison unless he is granted parole or a pardon.
Kelly Edward Duncan, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison after his 2022 conviction in Escambia County for third-degree burglary, had served less than two years when he was rejected for parole during June 6 hearings before the board.
Duncan, whose city of residence is listed as Clio, was convicted here in 2019 for violating the provisions of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). He was sentenced to serve 10 years but was released after less than four when an accumulation of 2,200 days of “good time” was factored in.
He also served all but a few days of two consecutive 5-year sentences he was given here after his 2009 conviction on two counts of third-degree burglary.
Duncan, currently housed at Easterling Correctional Facility, will remain in prison until at least August 5, 2036, unless he is granted parole or a pardon.