A habitual offender who has been paroled twice before will come up for parole again this week, the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles reported.
They gave this synopsis in their weekly report of upcoming parole hearings”
“Anthony Wayne Phillips has been convicted of 29 crimes in 30 years, sent to prison six separate times and has continued his criminal career despite being given second and third chances through probation and parole,” the board said in a statement.
“He most recently was sentenced, in 2016, to 15 years for drug possession in Marshall County and nine years for breaking into a vehicle in Lee County,” the Board continued.
“He has served five years of that 15-year prison term. Phillips’ long criminal career began in 1986 when he was convicted in a crime spree that included 11 burglaries of motor vehicles in Calhoun County, and for theft and receiving stolen property in Marshall County. He was sentenced to three years in prison for the 11 burglaries in Calhoun County and four years for theft of property and receiving stolen property in Marshall County.
“Phillips was sent back to prison in 1992 for three years on six counts of burglary and three counts of receiving stolen property, all in Marshall County. Phillips was back at it in 1997 when he was sentenced to six months for another third-degree burglary in Marshall County, and re-sentenced to two more years for previous convictions for burglary and receiving stolen property.
“Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals records show his 1997 sentence for the burglary was split to 180 days confinement and five years of probation. Phillips was re-sentenced to two years in 1998 for third-degree burglary in Marshall County. In 2007 he renewed his criminal career when he was sentenced to 15 years for two theft convictions and a drug possession conviction in Marshall County, and a theft conviction in Etowah County. After serving barely two years of the 15-year sentence, he was paroled in 2010. He was sent back to prison in 2016 on the drug and breaking and entering convictions,” the Board concluded.