Shannon Nickens convicted of armed robbery

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Shannon Nickens (Cullman County District Attorney’s Office)

CULLMAN, Ala. – A Cullman County jury on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023, convicted Shannon Dewayne Nickens of first-degree robbery (armed robbery) in connection with the Nov. 21, 2022, robbery of Holly Pond Nutrition.

The three-day trial began Monday, with Cullman County District Attorney Champ Crocker and Assistant District Attorney Tina Burgett prosecuting the case for the State.

“I would first like thank the jury for their service and the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office investigators and deputies who did a great job helping us prepare this case. I also want to thank our victim who was brave when the robbery occurred and also during the trial when she testified to what Mr. Nickens did that cold November day.

When I ran for district attorney I said  prosecuting career criminals would be a top priority. Cullman County is safer today because Mr. Nickens is no longer in a position to prey upon our citizens,” said Crocker.

Following the jury’s verdict, Cullman County Circuit Judge Gregory Nicholas remanded Nickens into custody pending sentencing.