Pelham teen charged with attempted murder

COLUMBIANA – A 19-year-old Pelham man was recently taken into custody after he allegedly tried to kill someone in early June.

Edgar Alejandro Perez-Salazar, who lists an address at Jonathan’s Mobile Home Park, was arrested by the Pelham Police Department and charged with attempted murder on Wednesday, June 6.

Perez-Salazar

According to his arrest warrant, Perez-Salazar allegedly stabbed a victim “with the intent to commit the crime of murder,” on June 3.

PPD Community Relations Coordinator Ainsley Allison said the incident occurred after the victim attempted to break up a physical altercation between Perez-Salazar and another individual.

The victim’s condition is currently unknown.

Attempted murder is a Class A felony, which can be penalized by a maximum sentence of life in prison.

As of June 13, Perez-Salazar remained at the Shelby County Jail on a $20,000 bond.

Perez-Salazar’s case was assigned to Shelby County District Court Judge Daniel A. Crowson Jr., and Perez-Salazar is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing at 8:30 a.m. on July 25.