Man faces 14 felonies in car break-ins

Published 10:57 am Tuesday, November 10, 2015

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – A 24-year-old Alabaster man is facing a litany of felony charges after he allegedly broke into several vehicles last summer, and recently was released from the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $70,000.



The Alabaster Police Department arrested Geoffrey Allen Hall, who lists an address on Eddings Lane, on Oct. 29 and charged him with 14 felony counts of unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle.

The Hall’s arrest came after a Shelby County grand jury indicted the suspect on the 14 charges during its October session.

According to his indictment, Hall allegedly broke into a multitude of vehicles on July 22, including at least one belonging to a Pelham-based vehicle repair company.

He allegedly broke into a 1998 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck, a 2009 Jeep Laredo, a 2008 Buick Lucerne, a 1996 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck, a 1995 Ford Explorer, a 2007 Jeep Compass, a 2005 Honda Accord, a 2004 Ford Expedition, a 2006 Hyundai Sonata, a 2006 Ford Explorer, a 2007 Ford Taurus, a 2001 Ford Explorer, a 2002 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck and a 1995 Ford Mustang.

When he was arrested on the breaking and entering charges, Hall was out on bond on a trio of felony second-degree receiving stolen property charges brought against him last August.

According to his arrest warrants, the receiving stolen property charges came after he allegedly was found in possession of a stolen amplifier, subwoofers and tools on July 19 and a stolen drill, driver set and a GoPro camera on July 22.

All the charges Hall currently is facing are Class C felonies, and carry prison sentences of up to 10 years per charge upon conviction.

Hall was scheduled to appear in Shelby County Circuit Court on Nov. 12 for an arraignment, where he will have a chance to plead guilty or not guilty to the charges.