Guilty Plea Accepted in 2020 Glynn County Armed Robberies
State v. Allen Parker

November 1, 2022

District Attorney Keith Higgins announces that Allen Parker, 40, pled guilty to three counts of Armed Robbery pursuant to a non-negotiated guilty plea entered in Glynn County Superior Court on May 23, 2022, with sentencing deferred until October 28, 2022.

The charges stem from incidents that occurred on January 16, 2020, when Parker entered First Franklin Financial on Altama Extension in Brunswick at approximately 10:00 a.m. and, while wielding a handgun, took money from two employees in the business. At approximately 11:00 a.m. on the same day, Parker entered the 5 Star Credit Union on Altama Avenue and, while displaying a handgun, robbed a teller. Parker, a native of Michigan, was a fugitive with outstanding criminal warrants at the time he committed these offenses in Brunswick. The investigation into the armed robberies was conducted jointly by the Brunswick Police Department and the Glynn County Police Department, and was prosecuted by Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Presley.

Parker, who plead guilty to the three counts of Armed Robbery in May 2022, requested a pre-sentence investigation be conducted prior to sentencing. Parker appeared before Judge Roger B. Lane in Glynn County Superior Court on October 28, 2022, and was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole on each of the three counts, to run concurrently with each other. Parker will not be eligible to be considered for parole until after the service of 30 years in prison.

Members of the media with further questions may contact the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office at 912-554-7200.

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