ABC NEWS – A Florida man who stole $600 worth of cigarettes from a convenience store has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison.
A jury in Pensacola convicted 48-year-old Robert Spellman of burglary and grand theft in August. Authorities say Spellman took 10 cartons of cigarettes from a stock room in the store manager’s office last December. He was sentenced Friday.
The Pensacola News Journal reports that Spellman had 14 felony and 31 misdemeanor convictions prior to the cigarette theft, which qualified him as a habitual felony offender. That led to the lengthy 20-year prison sentence imposed Friday by an Escambia County judge.
Damn! 20 years?! This case reminds me of the 3-Strikes Law in the 90s. Critics argued that the law was directly responsible for the mass incarceration of minorities, especially black men. To me, 20 years for $600 worth cigarettes is a bit extreme, but then again I am not familiar with his priors.
Hustlers, do you think this man should have been put away 20 years for this crime? I’m sure he wished he had those cartons in prison. I hear those things are golden in the bing.
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TMZ reports that Young Thug has been charged with possession and intent to distribute meth, marijuana, and Hydrocodone. He also got additional charges for amphetamine, Alprazolam, and codeine possession and a firearm-related charge.
Young Thug’s lawyer Brian Steel commented, saying, “I will do everything that is lawful and ethical to clear Mr. Williams of this false allegation.”
A Brazilian prisoner dug an escape tunnel for 5 years.
And after finishing, he found himself in a Guard Room.
El Chapo he is not! Close but no cigar bud.
Check out this article on Hollywood Unlocked where Meek Mill confesses he worries about going back to jail everyday.
I realize I am a little late with this post. It’s been in my inbox since 7/26. (I send upcoming stories I would like to post/discuss to my inbox for safe keepings).
Apparently DMX is locked up with Terry ‘Southwest T’ Flenory while doing a year for tax evasion. The two posed it up for a yard flick at the FCI Gilmer in West Virginia.
I’m a southerner born and bred but I have always been a fan of DMX. I actually met him with some Ruff Ryder buddies back in the day & been a superfan ever since. I feel like he would make a good preacher or teacher some day. He’s so real and the people could definitely use a word. Free the X!