Indictment: Suspect attempted to run over police officer
Published 12:10 pm Tuesday, August 21, 2018
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor
COLUMBIANA – A Shelby County grand jury has returned a one-count indictment against a 25-year-old Alabaster man, upholding a charge alleging he attempted to run over an Alabaster police officer during a late June incident.
The grand jury returned the indictment against Issai Serrano, who lists an address on Meadowlark Place in Alabaster, during its August session, upholding one count of attempted murder against him.
Serrano’s 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, Shelby County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Crowson denied Serrano’s request for a lower bond, and Serrano remains in the Shelby County Jail on a $20,000 bond on the attempted murder charge and no bond on a probation violation charge.
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.
As of Aug. 21, Serrano did not yet have a new court date listed in Shelby County Circuit Court.