A Birmingham man was found guilty by a Blount County jury last week for the 2008 robbery of the Mitie Quick Mart/BP on U.S. 231.
Michael C. Parker, 22, held a gun on the teenage cashier and another teenage customer during the robbery. Video surveillance cameras inside the store identified the suspect and he was later picked out of a police lineup by witnesses. Parker was found guilty of Robbery 1st, a Class A felony, for the theft of $208 in cash and checks from the store’s money drawer.
District Attorney Pamela Casey says she will ask that Parker be sentenced as a habitual offender. If he is punished as a habitual offender, he could receive a sentence of 15 to 99 years in prison. Stolen credit cards
A Blount County jury also returned a guilty verdict against a Wilsonville woman.
Susan Gable, 48, was found guilty of stealing credit cards in Oneonta. The cards were later used in St. Clair County to make fraudulent purchases at several stores.
Gable was found guilty of Theft of Property 2nd, a Class C felony. However, Casey says she will again ask that the defendant be sentenced as a habitual offender. If she is punished as a habitual offender, Gable could receive a sentence of two to 20 years.
Gable’s daughter, Tiffanie, pleaded guilty to the crime in 2010.
Sentencing has been set for June 19.
Casey commended the Oneonta Police Department, especially investigator Mitch Latta, for the work on the cases.