Martin indicted on attempted murder charge of Decatur Police officer
DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - A Morgan County grand jury has issued an attempted murder indictment against Gregory Martin Hill, 8 months after he was caught on camera hitting a police officer with his Jeep.
As we reported last August, Jack Brown was off duty when he saw a man park a Jeep in front of his home on 11th Street Southeast. Brown approached the driver to see if he needed help.
According to court records, Brown claims the driver, Hill, began cursing at him. He then got in the Jeep, backed into a car, hit a mailbox and started driving toward Brown. Witnesses say he missed and hit a tree.
Brown went into his home to get handcuffs and a weapon. When he came out, he claims Hill again tried to run over him. Brown fired shots toward the Jeep but did not hit Hill. Hill then hit Brown’s legs with the Jeep. A witness had arrived on the scene by now and helped Brown pin Hill down until other officers arrived.
Nearly two dozen Decatur Police officers are listed as witnesses on the indictment, along with six neighbors from 11th Street.
No trial date has been set at this time.
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