Man’s robbery, assault charges sent to grand jury

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – A Shelby County grand jury will decide in the coming weeks if it will uphold robbery and assault charges against a 25-year-old Alabaster man, after the charges were bound over to the grand jury in October.

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Shelby County District Court Judge Daniel Crowson bound over felony counts of first-degree robbery and second-degree assault against Keldrin Maurice Burns over to the grand jury on Oct. 5. During an upcoming session, the grand jury will review evidence in the case, and will determine if it will indict the suspect on the two charges.

Burns was arrested along with fellow Alabaster resident Joshua Allen by the Alabaster Police Department on Feb. 18 and charged with the felonies.

The charges came after Allen and Burns allegedly robbed the victim of a cell phone, wallet, cash, multiple credit cards, a Social Security card and a driver’s license, and allegedly injured the victim with a handgun during a Feb. 14 incident.

The suspects could face up to life in prison and fines of up to $60,000. Second-degree assault is a class C felony, which carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $15,000 upon conviction. Because a firearm was used in the crime, the suspects would face a minimum penalty of 10 years imprisonment if they are convicted.

Both Allen and Burns have been released from the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $75,000 apiece while awaiting the outcome of their cases.