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Seven inmates up for parole hearings, two sex offenders, five for drug crimes

The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles will hold 118 parole hearings next week, including seven inmates from Covington County. Two out of the six inmates were sentenced for sex crimes while the other five were sentenced for drug crimes.

The hearings remain closed to public attendance because of COVID-19, but crime victims and other interested parties have provided written statements to be considered by the board.

Below are the inmates from Covington County.

Sue Ashley Sweatt, 37, is currently serving her time at the Montgomery Women’s Facility. She goes before the board on August 4. Sweatt was admitted in 2019 for a 60 month sentence for possession of a controlled substance in Covington County and 42 month sentence for possession of a controlled substance in Pike County. She has served one year, one month and eight days of that term. Sweatt is not considered a violent criminal.

Samuel Grady Vinson, 50, is currently serving his time at the Bullock Correctional Facility. He goes before the board on August 4. Vinson was admitted in 2003 for three years for trafficking amphetamines and in 2010 for a 16-year sentence for trafficking methamphetamines in Covington County. Vinson is also a sex offender from St. Clair County and has also been arrested previously for violation of the sex registry law, possession and receiving a controlled substance and burglary third. He has served 13 years and 19 days of that sentence. Vinson is considered a violent offender.

John Warren Agan, 33, is currently serving his time at Kilby RCC. He goes before the board on August 5. Agan was sentenced to a four-year term in January of this year for possession of a controlled substance. In 2009, he was sentenced to a 15-year term for burglary second in Covington County. He served only six years of that sentence. He has served 11 months and 19 days of his term for possession of a controlled substance. Agan is considered a violent offender.

Brittany Denise Baker, 31, is currently serving her time at Tutwiler Annex. She goes before the board on August 4. Baker was admitted in 2019 for receiving stolen property first and is currently serving her 60-month sentence. In 2015, Baker was admitted for possession of a controlled substance. She is not considered a violent offender.

Nicholas Eugene Farley, 39, is currently serving his time at Kilby RCC. He goes before the board on August 5. Farley was admitted in 2019 on a 72-month term for possession of a controlled substance. He has served one year, five months and 18 days of his sentence. Farley is not considered a violent criminal.

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Terry Leon Archee, 45, is currently serving his time at Kilby Correctional Facility. He goes before the board on August 8. Archee was sentenced in 2019 on a 48-month term for possession of a controlled substance. He has served 11 months and 15 days of his time. Archee is not considered a violent criminal. He is not pictured above.

Russell Sterling Griggs, 65, is currently serving his time at Fountain Correctional Center. He goes before the board on August 6. Griggs was sentenced to 20 years for rape in 2017. After getting out on parole, he was once again sentenced in 2018 for violation of the sex registry law. He has served three years, six months and 12 days of that sentence. Due to the nature of his crimes, Griggs is a violent criminal.