Bond reduction denied for attempted murder suspect

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

COLUMBIANA – A 30-year-old Alabaster man who is facing a pair of attempted murder charges remains in the Shelby County Jail without bond after a Shelby County Circuit Court Judge denied the suspect’s request for a reinstated bond.

Hall

Hall

On July 12, Judge Lara Alvis denied Jamel Hall’s request for a reinstated bond after Hall was arrested in June and charged with conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime. When he was arrested on the controlled substance charges, Hall was out on bond on a pair of attempted murder charges.

In October 2015, a Shelby County grand jury 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.

Because Hall was out of jail on bond on the attempted murder charges when he allegedly committed the controlled substance crime in February, he was rebooked into the Shelby County Jail without bond in June.

After Hall was rearrested, his attorney requested Hall be given a bond so he could be released from jail. After reviewing the matter, Alvis denied the request in mid-July.