Attempted murder suspect rearrested
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor
COLUMBIANA – A 30-year-old Alabaster man is back in jail after his bond was revoked for allegedly committing a controlled substance crime while he was awaiting trial on two attempted murder charges.
The Alabaster Police Department arrested Jamel Kentrae Hall on June 3 after Shelby County Circuit Court Judge Lara Alvis ordered the suspect’s bond to be revoked in mid-May.
The bond revocation came at the request of the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office, which claimed Hall allegedly committed a criminal conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime on Feb. 9 while he was out on bond for two attempted murder charges.
A Shelby County grand jury during its October 2015 session returned a three-count indictment against Hall. The indictment upheld two felony charges of attempted murder and one misdemeanor count of unlawful possession of a firearm.
The Alabaster Police Department, with the help of the U.S. Marshals Service, arrested Hall at his Alabaster residence at about 11:45 a.m. on June 10, 2014, and charged him with the two attempted murder counts.
Hall allegedly shot and seriously injured a male victim while the victim was driving a vehicle on May 31, 2014. The suspect knew the victim in the case, Alabaster Police Chief Curtis Rigney said previously. The victim did not suffer life-threatening injuries in the shooting.
According to Hall’s arrest warrant, the victim was shot twice in the thigh during the May 31, 2014, incident. On June 6, 2014, Hall allegedly “shot at the victim while (the victim) was driving an automobile,” which led to Hall’s second attempted murder charge.
During both incidents, Hall allegedly “attempt(ed) to intentionally cause the death” of the victim by shooting him with a .25-caliber handgun, which Hall did not legally have the right to possess.
In early February, then-Shelby County Circuit Court Judge Dan Reeves placed the pair of attempted murder charges against Jamel Kentrae Hall on the court’s general call docket, where it will await the next available trial cycle. In 2015, Reeves granted Hall’s request for a speedy trial.
Hall currently is being held in the Shelby County Jail without bond.
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