Trial delayed for Subway robbery suspect

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

COLUMBIANA – A 29-year-old Maylene woman who has been charged with robbing the Montevallo Subway restaurant at gunpoint did not stand trial on the charge in March, as originally scheduled, as prosecutors are still awaiting evidence from the crime scene.

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Tierra Symone Dent, who lists an address on Meadow Circle in Maylene, was originally set to stand trial in front of Circuit Court Judge William Bostick beginning on March 11, but the trial was continued to a to-be-determined date to allow prosecutors more time to receive the results of a fingerprint analysis from the crime scene, according to a continuance motion filed in Shelby County Circuit Court on March 3.

On May 12, 2016, Montevallo police took to social media to request the public’s help in identifying a suspect who allegedly robbed the restaurant, which is on Main Street in downtown Montevallo.

Photos posted on the department’s Facebook page depicted a woman dressed in black clothing and a black cap flashing a handgun to the restaurant’s cashier after ordering a sandwich.

Through tips from the community, Montevallo police were able to identify the suspect as Tierra Symone Dent, who lists an address on Meadow Circle in Maylene, and take her into custody on May 25, 2016.

Dent is facing a felony charge of first-degree robbery and a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree theft of property, and was released from the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $31,000 on June 3, 2016. She was indicted on the two charges in January 2017.

According to her arrest warrants, Dent allegedly stole money, food and a drink from the restaurant – the total value of which was less than $500 – while she was armed with a handgun.

First-degree robbery is a Class A felony, and is punishable by up to life in prison upon conviction.