Plea deal reached in Allred case
by Rachel Davis
Mar 05, 2014 | 5598 views | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Linley Allred
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According to court documents obtained by the Daily Mountain Eagle, a plea agreement has been reached in the case of the State of Alabama vs. Linley Allred.

Allred, 37, of Jasper, was accused of taking money from the parent teacher organization at T.R. Simmons School in the fall of 2013. Allred was originally charged with one count of first-degree theft and five counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument.

According to the plea agreement, Allred pleaded guilty to the first-degree theft charge and the five second-degree possession of forged instruments charges were dropped. The prosecution recommended a 24-month suspended sentence with three years probation and restitution in the amount of $29,460.64 plus $4,230 in accounting fees.

Allred repaid the money taken prior to the December grand jury indictment, and, according to the agreement, overpaid by $7,992.72, which is requested as a refund in the document.

Allred is also required to pay $50 to the Forensic Science Trust Fund, according to the plea agreement.

Allred is the wife of Walker County District Judge Henry Allred. Because of that, he and District Judge Greg Williams, as well as Circuit Judges Jerry Selman, Doug Farris and Hoyt Elliott, recused themselves from presiding over the case.

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore appointed Pamela W. Baschab, a retired associate justice from Colbert County, to oversee the proceedings.

Walker County District Attorney Bill Adair also recused himself. Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange appointed Randy Hillman, executive director of the Office of Prosecutorial Services in Montgomery, to prosecute the case.

Attorneys for the state and Allred could not be reached for comment late Tuesday.