Motley sentence changed

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 8, 2003

In the space of a minute Alonzo Wilson Motley, 24, of Autauga County, saw his ten year suspended sentence change into ten years in jail.

Tuesday morning in Judge Jack Meigs’s courtroom, two officers from the Central Alabama Drug Task Force testified that they had both separately and jointly purchased drugs from Motley during the summer of 2002.

The purchases included marijuana and crack cocaine.

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According to Dallas County District Attorney Ed Greene, Motley was arrested for breaking into a car at Les Chateaux Apartments and stealing the stereo system.

Greene added that the trunk and back window of the car were broken.

On May 31, 2002, Greene said Motley was granted a probationary sentence for that crime.

Motley received a ten year suspended sentence with three years supervised probation.

Motley’s arrest in the fall of 2002 was enough to revoke his probationary sentence on Tuesday and turn his original ten year suspended sentence into ten years behind bars.

Greene said that prior to Tuesday’s sentencing, Motley was at the Autauga County jail and would be brought back to the prison after court.

However, Greene added, Motley has now been sentenced to the state penitentiary and could be transferred there soon.