Bond revoked, arrest warrant issued for man accused of attempting to murder Huntsville officer

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Olusola Abimbola Kuponiyi (Madison County Metro Jail)

Olusola Abimbola Kuponiyi (Madison County Metro Jail)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A judge revoked the bond and issued an arrest warrant for a man accused of attempting to murder a Huntsville Police officer in 2013.

Huntsville Police officer Jonathan Sallis was cut during an altercation behind the Quiznos on University Drive near Putnam Drive and UAH’s campus on in Aug. 2013.

Investigators believe the suspect, Olusola Kuponiyi, slammed officer Jonathan Sallis to the ground behind the Quizno’s on University Drive. Court documents state he also stabbed officer Sallis in the arm with a knife. We also know Sallis stated that Kuponiyi reached for the officer’s gun during the incident.

Officer Jonathan Sallis

Officer Jonathan Sallis

Kuponiyi was eligible to post bond as the result of an error in legal protocol. In the state of Alabama, unless someone is charged with capital murder, he or she is are entitled to a bond hearing within 72 hours of the arrest. After 17 days in jail, Kuponiyi retained a lawyer, who immediately filed to have a bond hearing. A judge signed off on the lowest bond amount.

Tuesday, a judge granted a motion to revoke Kuponiyi’s bond and issued an arrest warrant for him. Police are searching for him.