Wilson to stay in prison

Published 11:16 am Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Judge Bert Rice ruled Tuesday morning that Daniel Wilson, a former Brewton Middle School teacher and T.R. Miller coach who pleaded guilty in March to distribution of a controlled substance, will stay in jail.

Wilson had filed a motion last month seeking reconsideration of his sentence. Wilson was indicted in 2009 with charges of distribution of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Rice noted in his denial of Wilson’s motion Tuesday that Wilson had been facing nearly 40 years in prison when he took a plea deal which amounted to a split sentence on the distribution charge, two years in prison and three years on supervised probation.

Wilson is serving his sentence at the Loxley Work Center in Baldwin County.

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“At this time I’m going to deny the motion,” Rice said. “We want to see people successful. Sometimes it’s a row to hoe. At this point, the court is please with what I have seen, but I want to see more. I want no disciplinaries. I want to see that you can be a leader. There are times when peopel can rise to a level, and I encourage you to continue to do well.”

For more on this story, see Wednesday’s edition of The Brewton Standard.