Attempted murder suspect released from jail

Published 12:11 pm Wednesday, November 2, 2016

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – A 30-year-old Alabaster man who is facing multiple attempted murder charges has been released from the Shelby County Jail after a grand jury no-billed drug distribution allegations against him.



Jamel Hall, who lists an address on Fifth Avenue Southeast, posted bond from the county jail on Oct. 28 after his bond was reinstated by Circuit Court Judge Lara Alvis. Hall had been in the jail without bond since he 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 July, Alvis denied Hall’s request to reinstate his bond, as Hall’s conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime was still pending.

But in mid-October, a Shelby County grand jury reviewed Hall’s controlled substance case and did not uphold the charge against him. Following the no-bill, Hall asked for his bond to be reinstated, which Alvis granted.

Hall still has two felony attempted murder charges and one misdemeanor count of unlawful possession of a firearm pending against him after he was indicted on the charges in October 2015.

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.