2 with Cullman connections up for parole next week

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Nathan Stephens, left; Ryan Yarbrough, right (Alabama Department of Corrections)

Updated 8-13-20 at 4:40 p.m.

Ryan Henry Yarbrough was denied parole.

Updated 8-11-20 at 10:41 p.m.

Nathan Winston Stephens was denied parole.


CULLMAN, Ala. – Two inmates with connections to Cullman County are up for parole the week of Aug. 9, 2020, according to the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles.

Before the board Tuesday, Aug. 11 will be Nathan Winston Stephens, a convicted sex offender who has served about one year, 11 months of a 10-year prison sentence handed down in 2018 for third-degree burglary in Marshall County.

He was convicted of second-degree rape, altering and possessing a pistol with an altered identification and possession of a controlled substance in 2002 in Cullman County and sentenced to three years, but served only a year and a half before being released early from prison.

Stephens was convicted in 2005 of first-degree receiving stolen property and possession of a controlled substance in Marshall County and possession of a controlled substance in Cullman County and sentenced to 15 years, but was again released early form from prison, after serving barely a third of his sentence.

He was sent back to prison again in 2011 and 2012 for 15 years for violating the sex offender registration law in Cullman and Marshall counties and for second-degree theft of property and possession of chemicals with the intent to manufacture drugs in Marshall County, but was again released from prison early after serving less than a third of his sentence.

Before the board Thursday, Aug. 13 will be Ryan Henry Yarbrough, a sex offender from Cullman County who is serving a five-year prison sentence for possession and receipt of a controlled substance in Winston County. He has served one year, one month of the five-year sentence.

Yarbrough was convicted in Cullman County in 2007 of second-degree rape and was sentenced to five years but was released from prison early after serving less than half his sentence.

He was convicted in Cullman County in 2016 of violating the sex offender registration law and sentenced to five years but again was released from prison after serving less than two years of the sentence.

He was convicted on the drug charge in Winston County in 2019.

 

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