Suspect in attempted murder of officer gets new court date

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – A 25-year-old Alabaster man who has been charged with allegedly attempting to run over an Alabaster police officer with his car is now set to appear in court in late August, after his original Aug. 8 court date was continued.

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Issai Serrano, who lists an address on Meadowlark Place in Alabaster, is facing one count of attempted murder of a police officer and one count of probation violation, and currently is being held in the Shelby County Jail on a $20,000 bond for the attempted murder charge and no bond on the probation violation charge.

Serrano originally was set to have a preliminary hearing in Shelby County Circuit Court in front of Judge Daniel Crowson on Aug. 8, but Crowson continued the hearing until Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. During the hearing, Crowson likely will decide if Serrano’s probation will be revoked on a previous marijuana possession charge he was on probation for when he was arrested on the attempted murder 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 incident, 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.

In late June, Crowson denied Serrano’s request for a lower bond.

In Serrano’s request for a lower bond, his attorney claimed “an Alabaster police officer discharged his weapon three times, without justification and without the defendant being an imminent threat to the officer’s life or the life of any other party.”

Serrano’s attorney claimed “the Alabaster police officer involved in this case is trying to justify the unnecessary shooting that took place on 6/20/2018 by pressing attempted murder charges against the defendant.”

The request also said Serrano “is a U.S. citizen and his family has legal status in the United States,” and said the suspect has “significant ties to the Shelby County, Alabama, area,” including attending school here and working with a local roofing company.