AL prisoner learns lesson from taking other inmates' food

AL prisoner learns lesson from taking other inmates' food
Anthony Oliver (Source: Dallas County District Attorney's Office)

DALLAS COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - Word of advice if you happen to be locked up in the Dallas County Jail: leave the other inmates' food trays alone. Inmate Anthony Oliver learned that lesson the hard way.

According to District Attorney Michael Jackson, Oliver and two other inmates took food belonging to fellow inmates Derrick Mendenhall and Michael Purdie. They have since been charged with two counts each of robbery.

"The food must have been delicious that day," Jackson quipped. If it was, it was costly.

Jackson says Oliver pleaded guilty to his two counts Tuesday and was sentenced by Circuit Judge Don McMillian to a split sentence of 15 years suspended, five years probation and three years to serve. The sentences run concurrently, according to the DA.

Meanwhile, cases against the other two suspects, who haven't been named, are still pending.

"We take robbery cases very seriously," Jackson said, "even when the victims are inmates at the jail."

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