Bond set at $300K for ex-Tuscumbia officer charged with murder after fatal crash
TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WAFF) - A former police officer in Tuscumbia has been indicted for murder in relation to an October 2022 pedestrian death.
Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan confirmed the indictment for former Officer Jay Steward. According to the indictment, Steward was under the influence at the time of the incident.
The document states Steward “did recklessly engage in conduct which manifested extreme indifference to human life and created a grave risk of death to a person.”
The pedestrian, Terry Hinton, was pronounced dead at the Hawk Pride Mountain Road scene by the Colbert County Deputy Coroner on October 10, 2022. Steward was in a marked police vehicle at the time of the incident, per the Tuscumbia Police Department.
Steward was picked up by Helen Keller EMTs from the scene on the day of the crash. He had to be airlifted to Huntsville Hospital. He was later released following surgery for his injuries sustained in the crash.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall leading handling the investigation.
Steward’s bond was set at $300,000 and he was released on bond on March 15. According to online court documents, Steward will be ordered to report for drug testing at Colbert County Community Corrections.
Steward’s arraignment is set for April 25.
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