Man sentenced for Krispy Kreme robbery

Published 11:52 am Friday, January 13, 2017

HOOVER – A McCalla man will serve three years in prison and two years probation for his part in a 2014 armed robbery in Shelby County.



Jamichael Leonard Smith was sentenced after pleading guilty Jan. 10 to first-degree robbery.

A sentence of 20 years was suspended but could be instituted if Smith violates the terms of his probation.

Smith was arrested in May 2014 for the crime, which occurred on Jan. 19, 2014.

Smith was charged with aiding and abetting Jeremy Kadeem Callens in the use of force or threatened use of force to steal property from the Krispy Kreme off U.S. 280, according to Smith’s indictment.

Callens was armed with a deadly weapon during the incident, according the indictment.

Callens is serving jail time for the crime.

Smith, who has no prior adult felony convictions, had previously applied for youthful offender status in the case and pleaded not guilty before changing his plea to guilty on Jan. 10.

Before the plea change, Smith’s case was scheduled to go to trial on Feb. 13.