Man who walked off Morgan County work release charged in shooting, robbery, burglary

Man who walked off Morgan County work release charged in shooting, robbery, burglary
Abdullah Russell

DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - A man who left his work release assignment in August is back in custody. And he’s been charged in crimes that occurred during his time at large.

Decatur police say Abdullah Russell walked away from Morgan County Work Release at the end of August.

On Sept. 1, a Decatur citizen reported two burglaries. Russell was listed as the primary suspect.

On Oct. 25, Decatur police officers were dispatched to a shooting call in the 600 block of 5th Avenue. The victim had a gunshot wound to his left leg. Officers say they spoke to multiple witnesses and received information that the victim was shot while being robed.

The victim is expected to make a full recovery.

During the course of the investigation, Russell was developed as the primary suspect in this case too.

On Oct. 25, police obtained a warrant for first-degree robbery and second-degree assault. Morgan County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Howell granted the request for no bond on the warrants.

On Nov. 7, investigators located Russell in the East Acres area. He was apprehended and taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit, according to police.

Russell was subsequently charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree assault, and two counts of third-degree burglary.

Other investigations are pending, and additional charges may be expected.

Russell is being held at the Morgan County Jail with no bond.

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