Bond set at $300K for ex-Tuscumbia officer charged with murder after fatal crash

Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan confirmed the indictment for former Officer Jay Steward.
Published: Mar. 10, 2023 at 9:17 AM CST|Updated: Mar. 13, 2023 at 11:52 AM CDT
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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 is being held without bond in the Colbert County Jail. Steward’s bond was set at $300,000 on March 13. According to online court documents, if Steward posts bond, he will be ordered to report for drug testing at Colbert County Community Corrections.

Steward’s arraignment is set for April 25.

See video from previous coverage of this story below:

One dead, officer released from hospital following Tuscumbia crash

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