Bond Hearing Set for Man Accused of Attempted Murder of HPD Officer

Kuponiyi

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The attorneys for the man accused of the attempted murder of a Huntsville police officer have requested a bond hearing due to what they say is a violation of the state’s “72-hour-rule.”

The 72-hour-rule is a law that requires a bond hearing within 72-hours of the charging of a crime.

Olusola Amimbola Kuponiyi, is charged with attempted murder stemming from an incident where police say that Kuponiyi slammed Officer Jonathan Sallis onto the ground, slamming his head numerous times on the pavement. The arrest warrant for Kuponiyi said he grabbed the officer’s weapon and tried to pull it out of the holster several times, pulling so hard Officer Salis was coming off the ground.

The warrant stated Kuponiyi stabbed Officer Sallis with a knife on his arm, and bit him, leaving several bite marks and stomping him with his foot, leaving a shoeprint. Kuponiyi is also accused of spraying Officer Sallis with his own pepper spray.

A judge granted a bond hearing for Kuponiyi on Septembber 18, the same day as his felony examination.

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