Trial set for Alabaster attempted murder suspect

Published 9:14 am Wednesday, May 2, 2018

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

COLUMBIANA – A 31-year-old Alabaster man who has been charged with shooting and seriously injuring a victim in 2014 is set to stand trial on the attempted murder charge and multiple drug charges in June, according to court records filed in late April.


Jamel Kentrae Hall, who lists an address on Fifth Avenue Southeast in Alabaster, is set to stand trial beginning on Monday June 11, Shelby County Circuit Court Judge William Bostick ordered on April 25. Hall must appear in court for a pretrial docket call on May 29.

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.

However, Hall’s bond was revoked after he was rearrested on Jan. 18, 2017, during a Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task force drug raid. He has been held in the Shelby County Jail without bond since then.