Man indicted on Alabaster robbery, assault charges
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor
COLUMBIANA – A 25-year-old Alabaster man who has been charged with robbing a victim at gunpoint in 2017 is set to appear in Shelby County Circuit Court in May after a grand jury indicted him on a pair of felony charges earlier this month.
The grand jury returned a two-count indictment against Keldrin Maurice Burns, who lists an address on Baretree Lane in Alabaster, during its March term, upholding a first-degree robbery and a second-degree assault charge against him.
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.
As of March 27, Allen’s charges were still pending in Shelby County District Court. Burns is set to appear in Circuit Court for an arraignment on May 14.