A man who admitted using alcohol since he was 5 has been sentenced to two years in prison for stealing his mother’s car to go meet a girl he knew from the Internet.
The defendant, Conway D. Hunter, 27, was sentenced to two years in the state penitentiary after entering guilty pleas before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to the charge of felony theft.
His sentence comes after he stole the Kia Sportage belonging to his mother. The victim said she found her vehicle missing along with $275 from her purse. She told law enforcement her son had been helping her move and had taken the items likely so he could go meet a girl he had been talking to on the Internet. The girl lived in Sulphur Springs, Texas.
The mother said she had tried to contact him since after he left with her property, but he refused to take her calls. He was subsequently arrested following his interstate flight from justice.
During his pre-sentence interview, Hunter admitted he had a troubled childhood and had been in and out of jail since he was a teen.
“He had a very troubled childhood and spent most of his youth in juvenile detention and mental hospitals,” his pre-sentencing report reads. “He had been using THC (marijuana) since he was 7 years and old and alcohol since he was 5 years old.”
His request for alternative sentencing was rejected because of his lengthy prior record.