Six Covington County offenders up for parole next week include two sex offenders

The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles will be holding a parole hearing for a two sex offenders next week.

Russell Sterling Griggs

Russell Sterling Griggs, 65, is currently serving his time at Fountain Correctional Center. He goes before the board on August 6. Griggs was sentence to 20 years for rape in 2017. After getting out on parole, he was once again sentenced in 2018 for violation of the sex registry law. He has served three years, six months and 12 days of that sentence. Due to the nature of his crimes, Griggs is a violent criminal.

Samuel Grady Vinson

Samuel Grady Vinson, 50, is currently serving his time at the Bullock Correctional Facility. He goes before the board on August 4. Vinson was admitted in 2010 for a 16 year sentence for trafficking methamphetamines. Vinson is also a sex offender from St. Clair County and has also been arrested previously for violation of the sex registry law. He has served 13 years and 19 days of that sentence. Vinson is considered a violent offender.
The board will hold 116 additional parole hearings, Aug. 4-6.  Of all 118, a total of six are Covington County offenders.

John Warren Agan

John Warren Agan, 33, is currently serving his time at Kilby RCC. He goes before the board on August 5. Agan was sentenced to a four year term in January of this year for possession of a controlled substance. He has served 11 months and 19 days of his term. Agan is considered a violent offender.

Nicholas Eugene Farley

Nicholas Eugene Farley, 39, is currently serving his time at Kilby RCC. He goes before the board on August 5. Farley was admitted in 2019 on a 72 month term for possession of a controlled substance. He has served one year, five months and 18 days of his sentence. Farley is not considered a violent criminal.
Terry Leon Archee, 45, is currently serving his time at Kilby Correctional Facility. He goes before the board on August 8. Archee was sentenced in 2019 on a 48 month term for possion of a controlled substance. He has served 11 months and 15 days of his time. . Archee is not considered a violent criminal.

Sue Ashley Sweatt

Sue Ashley Sweatt, 37, is currently serving her time at the Montgomery Women’s Facility. She goes before the board on August 4. Sweatt was admitted in 2019 for a 60 month sentence for possession of a controlled substance. She has served one year, one month and five days of that term. Sweatt is not considered a violent criminal.
The hearings remain closed to public attendance because of COVID-19, but crime victims and other interested parties have provided written statements to be considered by the board.

1 Comment

  1. Faye Fountain on August 3, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    Please do not let the rapist and violent offenders out. Drug possession and use I understand but a rapist should serve a life sentence his victims do. Violent behavior usually cannot be rehabbed. Just more victims.

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