Skip to main content
Press Release

Theodore Man Sentenced to More Than Five Years for Knifepoint Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Alabama

MOBILE, AL – A Theodore man was sentenced today to 63 months in prison for robbing a Raceway gas station in Theodore on December 27, 2020.

According to court documents, Corey Wilson Lyman, 29, threatened a cashier at the gas station with a knife and stole the victim’s money, cell phone, and car keys. Lyman then fled the scene of the robbery in the victim’s car and led police on a high-speed chase, blowing through several lighted intersections. During the chase, Lyman threw two bags from the car that contained cash and a knife. Lyman eventually ran the car into a grassy ditch and attempted to flee into the woods near Dauphin Island Parkway before police apprehended him. As part of his guilty plea, Lyman admitted that he committed the robbery, that he took the victim’s property by threatening force and violence, and that his actions obstructed, delayed, and affected interstate commerce in violation of the Hobbs Act.

United States District Judge Terry F. Moorer ordered Lyman to serve a three-year term of supervised release upon his release from prison, during which time he will undergo testing and treatment for substance abuse and will be subject to credit restrictions. The court did not impose a fine, but Judge Moorer ordered Lyman to pay $1,500 in restitution to the robbery victim and $100 in special assessments.

U.S. Attorney Sean P. Costello of the Southern District of Alabama made the announcement.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Roller prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

Updated October 15, 2021