Suspect charged with attempted murder of Alabaster officer

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

COLUMBIANA – A 25-year-old Alabaster man is being held in the Shelby County Jail without bond after he was arrested by the Alabaster Police Department and charged with allegedly trying to murder one of the department’s officers during a June 20 incident.

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The department arrested Issai Serrano, who lists an address on Meadowlark Place, on June 21 and charged him with one count of attempted murder of a police officer and one count of probation violation. He currently is being held in jail on a $20,000 bond on the attempted murder charge and no bond on the probation violation charge.

Serrano’s attempted murder charge came when he allegedly attempted to run over Alabaster police officer Tim Crocker with a pickup truck while allegedly fleeing officers following an incident on the afternoon of June 20, during which officers were involved in a shooting.

Following the shooting, suspects fled the scene and were detained by the Hoover Police Department near the intersection of Morgan Road and South Shades Crest Road later the same afternoon after Hoover police officers spotted a truck matching the description of the suspects’ vehicle.

Because the incident included an officer-involved shooting, the case is being handled by the Shelby County District Attorney’s Major Crimes Task Force. Although Hoover officers reported they had detained four suspects on the afternoon of June 20, Serrano was the only person who had been charged in the case as of June 22.

Shelby County Assistant District Attorney Roger Hepburn said he was unsure if there would be any other arrests in the case, and said he was unable to provide further information on the incident because it is still under investigation.

When he was arrested on the attempted murder count, Serrano was serving a two-year probation sentence for a first-degree marijuana possession charge he pleaded guilty to in 2016. He also pleaded guilty to a second-degree marijuana possession charge on June 8, and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and complete a court-referred substance abuse program.