Alabaster man indicted on charge of robbing victim for $30
Published 11:26 am Thursday, January 4, 2018
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor
ALABASTER – A 47-year-old Alabaster man is facing up to life in prison after he was indicted recently on a felony charge of robbery and a misdemeanor count of theft of property tied to an April 2017 incident in the city.
A Shelby County grand jury during its December meeting returned a two-count indictment against Gregory Neil Wyatt, upholding the two charges against him.
The Alabaster Police Department arrested Wyatt, who lists a Post Office box address in Alabaster, on May 7, 2017, 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, 2017, and stole $30 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His probation for the first-degree theft of property charge was revoked when he was arrested on May 7, 2017, according to court documents.
Wyatt is now set to appear in Shelby County Circuit Court for arraignment on Feb. 6 at 8:30 a.m.
As of Ja. 4, Wyatt was being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $31,000.