By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
An Atmore man, currently serving his third and most extensive theft-related stretch in prison since 2006, and a Brewton man who refused to register as a sex offender were both turned down for parole during recent hearings by the Alabama Board of Pardons & Paroles.
Darrell Dewayne Marshall, known locally as “D-Money,” was sentenced to 20 years behind bars after his 2012 arrest by Atmore police and his subsequent conviction on a charge of armed robbery.
According to court documents and official reports, Marshall was arrested for robbing Southern Gold Buyers, a former business that then operated on North Main Street, with a machete and making off with a reported $1,300 in cash.
Marshall had served 11 years and 9 months by his hearing date, easily the longest time he has spent behind bars.
He was sentenced in 2007 to serve 10 years after a conviction for first-degree theft, third-degree burglary and second-degree receiving stolen property. He served less than three years but accumulated 7 years and 15 days of “good time.”
Marshall, currently housed at Kilby Correctional Facility, served all but five days of an 8-month sentence he received in 2006 for first-degree theft.
Unless he is granted parole or a pardon, Marshall will remain in prison until April 27, 2032.
*Marcus Devan Paul, who listed his address as “homeless” on police reports but drifted mostly in the Brewton area, was also rejected by the board.
Paul was convicted in 2020 and sentenced to 15 years for numerous violations of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), including failure to have a valid identification, changing addresses without notifying authorities, and failing to appear for required reporting. He was also not at his registered address when he was arrested.
The Brewton man had served less than 3 years of his sentence on the date of his hearing but had been given credit for more than 4 years (1,490 days) of “good time.”
Paul was forced to register as a sex offender when he was sentenced in 2019 for second-degree (statutory) rape. He served all but one day of a 2-year prison term. Court documents show he was 19 when he was arrested for having a sexual relationship with a girl who was just 13.
Paul, currently doing his time at Bibb County Correctional Facility, will remain behind bars until June 9, 2026 unless he is granted parole or a pardon.