Two found guilty



A man who robbed the Hwy 231 BP in Oneonta in 2008 was found guilty of robbery (1st). Michael C. Parker, 22, of Birmingham was sentenced to 25 years in the Alabama Corrections Department. He must also pay a $10,000 fine, $283 in restitution, and $500 to the Alabama Crime Victim’s Compensation Fund.

During the robbery, Parker held a gun on the teenage cashier and a teenage customer in the store. He managed to steal $208 and some checks from the drawer.

“We are very fortunate that no one was hurt or killed during the robbery,” District Attorney Pamela Casey said in a press release.

After being sentenced, Parker made derogatory comments toward Casey. She says Parker thought he wouldn’t be sentenced with anything.

“He was really angry the day of sentencing,” Casey said. “He just flew off the handle because I asked the judge for 25 years, and the judge gave it to him.”

In a separate case, Susan Gable, 48, was sentenced to seven years in the Alabama Department of Corrections. The Wilsonville native’s sentence will be split to serve 18 months followed by five years of probation. In 2009, Gable and her daughter stole credit cards from a Blount County resident and used them for personal use at several stores in St. Clair County.