Terrorist threat suspect pleads guilty to misdemeanor

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

COLUMBIANA – A 53-year-old Maylene man who was indicted on charges alleging he threatened to drive a pickup truck through his ex-wife’s mobile home will spend the next year on probation after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor harassment charge on July 11.


Darrell Dwayne Allinder, who lists an address on Shelby County 17 in Maylene, pleaded guilty to the harassment charge during a hearing in front of Shelby County Circuit Court Judge Lara Alvis. His original 90-day jail sentence was suspended for one year of unsupervised probation.

Through a plea agreement, his original charge of making terrorist threats was reduced to harassment and a third-degree domestic violence charge was dismissed.

A grand jury indicted Allinder on the charges in October 2015.

According to his arrest warrants, Allinder’s charges stemmed from a March 11, 2015, incident, during which he allegedly “stated that if the victim did not talk to him, he was going to run his truck through the mobile home.”

After police arrived on the scene, Allinder allegedly threatened a pair of Alabaster officers, claiming he would “kick their (expletive)” while he was allegedly armed with a “large fixed-blade knife,” according to his indictment.

Allinder was released from the Shelby County Jail the day after his arrest after posting bonds totaling $17,000.