Alabaster armed robbery charges bound over to grand jury
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor
COLUMBIANA – A Shelby County grand jury will decide during an upcoming session if it will uphold charges against a 46-year-old Alabaster man who is facing charges alleging he robbed a man at knifepoint.
Shelby County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Crowson bound felony robbery and fourth-degree theft of property charges against Gregory Neil Wyatt over to a grand jury on Aug. 22.
The grand jury will review evidence in the case and determine whether it will uphold or dismiss the charges against Wyatt.
The Alabaster Police Department arrested Wyatt, who lists an address on Old Highway 31, on May 7 and charged him with felony counts of first-degree robbery and fourth-degree theft of property.
According to his arrest warrants, Wyatt allegedly robbed an Alabaster victim at knifepoint on April 21 and stole less than $500 in cash from the victim.
First-degree robbery is a Class A felony, according to Alabama law, and carries a maximum of life in prison upon conviction.
When the alleged robbery took place, Wyatt was on probation for a first-degree theft of property charge he pleaded guilty to in 2014. In the theft of property case, Wyatt allegedly stole thousands of dollars in cash from another victim in February 2014.
Because he had three previous adult felony convictions on his record when he pleaded guilty to the previous first-degree theft of property charge, Wyatt was sentenced to 31 months in prison followed by three years of supervised probation.
His probation for the first-degree theft of property charge was revoked when he was arrested on May 7, according to court documents.
As of Aug. 23, Wyatt was being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $31,000.