No parole for Atmore man; E. Brewton man paroled after 11 years

News Staff Writer

The Alabama Board of Pardons & Paroles recently denied parole for an Atmore man serving a lengthy sentence on a weapons and burglary conviction but granted early release to an East Brewton man convicted more than a dozen years ago of dealing drugs. The board also denied early release for two Brewton men in prison for that same crime.
Deonta L. Hudson


Deonta L. Hudson was sentenced in May 2021 to a 15-year stint in state prison after a conviction for possession of a pistol by a person previously convicted of a violent felony. He was also sentenced to 3 years each on two third-degree burglary counts, but those sentences are running concurrently with the weapons conviction.
Hudson was arrested by Escambia County (Ala.) deputies after he was a passenger in a vehicle that led them, Atmore police, Poarch police, Alabama State Troopers and Escambia County (Fla.) deputies on a high-speed chase that began near Canoe.
The chase ended when the female driver lost control of the vehicle, which matched the description local lawmen had been given of one seen near the scenes of several burglaries on Old Bratt Road. She, Hudson and a third suspect were taken into custody.
According to Alabama Department of Corrections records, the local man — currently housed at Kilby Correctional Facility — will remain in prison until December 2, 2025 unless he is granted a pardon or parole.
Quentin Orlandor Galloway


Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) records show that Quentin Orlandor Galloway had served slightly more than half his sentence (11 years, 2 months) on the date he was paroled.
Galloway was sentenced in 2010 to 20 years in prison after his conviction for distribution of a controlled substance. He also received a concurrent sentence of 10 years for possession of a controlled substance.
Although the conviction marked Galloway’s first time in the state prison system, Escambia County Detention Center records reveal that he has been arrested seven times on drug-related charges since 2009, including five times while behind bars.
Darrin Lamar Williams


Darrin Lamar Williams of Brewton was convicted in 2018 and was also sentenced to 20 years for drug distribution and is on his third tour of the state prison system.
According to ADOC records, he was paroled in 2010 after serving about one-third of a 10-year stretch for drug possession and receiving stolen property. He also served a 5-year term for a 2012 conviction on drug possession and distribution charges.
Unless he is granted parole or a pardon, Williams will remain in state custody until October 15, 2032. He is currently housed at Elmore Correctional Facility.
Michael Deandre Puryear


Michael Deandre Puryear, who was convicted in 2019 and sentenced to serve 97 months in prison for distribution of a controlled substance, was also denied parole.
Puryear, currently housed at Fountain Correctional Facility, had been arrested four times previously on drug possession or distribution charges but had never seen the inside of a state prison, thanks to probation. He had served less than nine months when his parole hearing was held.
His minimum release date (without parole or a pardon) is August 5, 2025.