Attempted murder suspect back in jail 12 weeks after bonding out
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor
COLUMBIANA – A 30-year-old Alabaster man who is facing allegations he shot and seriously injured a victim in 2014 is back in the Shelby County Jail without bond 12 weeks after posting bond, as he was one of seven people arrested in a Jan. 18 drug raid in Alabaster.
The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force arrested Jamel Hall, who lists an address on Fifth Avenue Southeast in Alabaster, along with six other suspects while carrying out “Operation Hilltop” on Jan. 18.
Task Force members made the arrests while serving search warrants at several residences in the area of Cohill Drive and Dilcey Daniels Drive in Alabaster. During the search, Task Force members seized cocaine and counterfeit cash.
Hall’s most recent charges include two counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, one count of unlawful possession of imitation drugs, criminal conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime, one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
The Alabaster Police Department, with the help of the U.S. Marshals Service, originally arrested Hall at his residence on June 10, 2014, and charged him with two counts of attempted murder.
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 was not legally allowed to possess.
Hall posted bond on the two attempted murder charges in February 2015, but was rearrested on a conspiracy to commit a controlled substance charge in June 2016 and held without bond.
In mid-October 2016, a Shelby County grand jury reviewed Hall’s conspiracy to commit a controlled substance charge and no-billed the charge. Following the no-bill, Shelby County Circuit Court Judge Lara Alvis reinstated Hall’s original bond amount, and Hall posted bond in late October 2016.
After he was rearrested on Jan. 18, Alvis again revoked Hall’s bond on the attempted murder charges. He is now being held in the Shelby County Jail without bond, and is set to appear in court on Feb. 6 for a hearing.