TALLADEGA COUNTY -- Talladega County Circuit Judge Julian King has sentenced Billy Michael Irvin Jr., 41, to concurrent 80-month sentences for burglary in the third degree, three counts of possession of a controlled substance and theft of property in the first degree, according to Talladega County District Attorney Steve Giddens.
Irvin was also sentenced to concurrent six-month jail sentences on two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia
Irvin was first caught by Talladega police breaking into an empty office building near Brookwood Baptist Health Center/Citizens Baptist Medical Center in June 2017, stealing copper pipes and wires.
The drug charges involve his being arrested with “spice,” a form of synthetic marijuana, and cocaine, and the theft charge involved stealing an air conditioner off the roof of another building near the hospital that was being renovated. He was caught in the act when he returned for a second unit on the same building.
Also Tuesday, King sentenced Larry Charles Hutchins, 45, to 15 years in prison for violating the sex offender registration and notification act.
Hutchins was convicted of sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl in Tallapoosa County in May 2003 and was in prison until October 2014. According to the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office, he was arrested on charges of failure to appear and absconding in 2016 and returned to prison until July 2017, when he was released on parole.
He registered at an address on Coleman Road in Sylacauga, but the property owner told deputies he only lived there for a couple of weeks, and the owner did not know where he went after he moved out. He was arrested on warrants stemming from that offense in May.
Also in court this week, King sentenced:
Brandon Monroe Little, 31, to 10 years, split, 12 months to serve in prison and two years probation for robbery in the third degree. Little was indicted on a charge of robbery in the first degree but pleaded to the lesser charge;
Owarrenton Wilson, 68, to three years, split, 133 days to serve in jail and 24 months probation for criminal mischief in the first degree;
Michael Matthew Miers, 38, to 15 years, reverse split, 24 months probation and 24 months to serve for felony possession of drug paraphernalia. A count of manufacture of a controlled substance in the first degree was dismissed;
Rusty Donovan Truex, 37, to 15 years, split, two years to serve in prison and two years probation for violating the sex offender registration and notification act;
Freddie Lee Combs Jr., 48, to 24 months, suspended, 24 months probation and 12 months, suspended, 12 months probation, for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, respectively;
Shannon Jackie Wilson, 38, to 58 months, split, 20 months to serve in prison and 24 months probation for possession of a controlled substance;
Batarus Dearis Barclay, 28, to 24 months, suspended, 24 months probation for possession of a forged instrument;
Timothy Patterson, 22, to 24 months, suspended, 24 months probation for theft of property in the third degree; and
William Ezra Wayne Wilson, 39, to 58 months, split, 20 months to serve in prison and 24 months probation for possession of a controlled substance. A possession of drug paraphernalia charge was dismissed.