The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles denied parole Wednesday to five violent offenders, including inmates convicted of robbery, assault and drug trafficking, it announced in a news release.
Three of those criminals are from North Alabama. They are:
* Andrew Joseph Darmer was sentenced in 2009 to 15 years in prison for second-degree assault in Limestone County. He was sent back to prison in 2013 for eight years and eight months for distribution of a controlled substance in Madison County.
* Kristy Lynn Finney was sentenced in 2018 to eight years and eight months in prison for distribution of a controlled substance in Limestone County. She was sentenced in 2009 to two years in prison for second-degree assault in Lawrence County.
* Steven Jared Power began his criminal career in 2007 with convictions in Madison County for theft of property, burglary, intimidating a witness and illegal possession/fraudulent use of a credit card and was sent to prison for one year, six months. His sentences for intimidating a witness and credit card fraud were extended to 15 years in 2009, and in 2010 he was given a 20-year sentence for manufacturing a controlled substance.
Other offenders denied parole Wednesday are:
* Brian Keith Aaron was sentenced in 2012 to 15 years in prison for two convictions for manufacturing a controlled substance and one conviction for possession of a controlled substance in Jefferson and Walker counties. His prior record includes a one-year, six-month prison sentence in 2008 for third-degree robbery in Jefferson County.
* Perthus Horasha Watkins was admitted to prison in 2009 to serve a 20-year sentence for first-degree assault in Montgomery County. He was rearrested and sent back to prison for 15 years on Jan. 31, 2018 for drug trafficking.