Alabaster robbery suspect released from jail, court date set

Published 11:05 am Thursday, January 10, 2019

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

COLUMBIANA – A 26-year-old Alabaster man who is facing charges he robbed a victim at gunpoint in 2017 has been released from the Shelby County Jail after a domestic violence charge was dropped against him, and he is now set to appear in court this spring for a hearing on the robbery charge.


Keldrin Maurice Burns, who lists an address on Baretree Lane in Alabaster, is set to appear in Shelby County Circuit Court for a hearing in front of Judge William Bostick on May 6 at 8:30 a.m. to allow enough time for a mental evaluation to be completed on Burns.

Burns’ attorney has asked Judge William Bostick to order a psychological evaluation for Burns, who is facing charges of first-degree robbery and second-degree assault, and claimed Burns “suffers from a psychological/mental illness.”

A grand jury returned a two-count indictment against Keldrin Maurice Burns, who lists an address on Baretree Lane in Alabaster, during its March term, upholding the two felony charges.

Burns was arrested along with fellow Alabaster resident Joshua Allen by the Alabaster Police Department on Feb. 18, 2017, and charged with the felonies.

The charges came after Allen and Burns allegedly robbed the victim of a cell phone, wallet, cash, multiple credit cards, a Social Security card and a driver’s license, and allegedly injured the victim with a handgun during a Feb. 14, 2017, incident.

After Burns bonded out on the robbery and assault charges, he was arrested in the summer of 2018 on a third-degree domestic violence charge and held in the Shelby County Jail without bond, but he was released in December 2018 after the domestic violence charge was dropped.

If convicted of the robbery charge, Burns could face up to life in prison.