1 gets parole, 2 denied
MONTGOMERY — One inmate from a local crime had parole granted Thursday while two other local offenders had requests denied, authorities said.
The Alabama Board of Pardons and Parole granted parole for Jennifer O’neal Hipps, said Terry Abbott, director of communications for the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles.
She has been in prison for 1 year, 3 months for a Lauderdale County conviction of possession of a controlled substance, according to corrections records. She had been sentenced to 5 years, 10 months.
Parole was denied for Morris Chadwick Halbrooks and Laury King Weaver, Abbott said.
Halbrooks has served 1 year, 8 months, of an 8-year, 1-month sentence on a pair of Colbert County convictions of possession of a controlled substance, according to corrections records. He also has three convictions for trafficking cocaine and two for distribution of a controlled substance.
Weaver has served 7 years, 4 months of a 20-year sentence for Colbert County convictions of first-degree criminal mischief, first-degree theft of property, first-degree receiving stolen property and third-degree theft of property, officials said. He also has theft convictions.