Man charged with threatening to kill APD officers

Published 10:39 am Friday, December 14, 2018

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

COLUMBIANA – A 44-year-old Alabaster man is being held in the Shelby County Jail on a $60,000 bond after he was charged with allegedly threatening to kill a pair of Alabaster police officers over a multiple-month period.


Jeffery Scott Hall, who lists an address on Shelby County 263 in Alabaster, was arrested on a charge of making terrorist threats on Dec. 12 after a Shelby County grand jury returned a one-count indictment upholding the charge against him during its November session.

According to his indictment, Hall allegedly threatened to kill two Alabaster police officers as retaliation against them for serving as witnesses “in an incident involving the death of Jeffery Scott Hall’s step father in 2010.”

If convicted of the crime, Hall could face up to a decade in prison.

This marks the second terrorist threat charge Hall has faced in connection with Alabaster police officers over the past few years.

Shelby County Circuit Court Judge Dan Reeves found Hall not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect on one felony count of making terrorist threats in June 2014, and Hall was treated in the state’s secure mental health facility.

In his order, Reeves wrote Hall was evaluated by a forensic examiner, and wrote Hall “has a longstanding history precatory delusions and paranoia.”

“It is not likely that a return to medication protocol or any other treatment would sufficiently alleviate this delusional thinking and paranoia, and he may remain at risk for engaging in inappropriate and possibly aggressive behaviors toward individuals whom he views as against him or threatening,” Reeves wrote.

Alabaster police arrested Hall on April 7, 2011 and charged him with making terrorist threats.

According to Hall’s indictment, he allegedly told officers he was “ready to die” and was willing to “go to prison for life” on March 15, 2011. His indictment also claimed Hall told officers he was going to “start killing they (expletive).”