Theodore Man Sentenced to Over Five Years for Knife Theft | USAO-SDAL
MOBILE, AL – A man from Theodore was sentenced today to 63 months in prison for robbing a Raceway gas station in Theodore on December 27, 2020.
According to court documents, Corey Wilson Lyman, 29, threatened a gas station cashier with a knife and stole the victim’s money, cell phone and car keys. Lyman then fled the scene of the theft in the victim’s car and led police in a high-speed chase, crossing several lighted intersections. During the chase, Lyman threw two bags from the car which contained money and a knife. Lyman eventually ran the car into a grassy ditch and attempted to escape into the woods near Dauphin Island Parkway before police apprehended him. As part of his guilty plea, Lyman admitted that he committed the theft, that he took the victim’s property with threats of force and violence, and that his actions hindered, delayed and affected the business. interstate in violation of Hobbs Law.
U.S. District Judge Terry F. Moorer has ordered Lyman to serve a three-year supervised release sentence upon his release from prison, during which time he will undergo drug testing and treatment and be subject to drug restrictions. credit. The court did not impose a fine, but Judge Moorer ordered Lyman to pay $ 1,500 in restitution to the victim of the theft and $ 100 in special assessments.
US Attorney Sean P. Costello of the Southern District of Alabama made the announcement.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Roller pursued the case on behalf of the United States.