33-year-old Baltimore Man Rejects Plea Offer

A Baltimore man allegedly involved in an attempted murder rejected a plea offer on Sept. 16 before Baltimore City Court Circuit Judge Melissa Phinn.  

Juan Hall, 33, was charged attempted first and second-degree murder, first-degree assault, firearm use in a violent crime, reckless endangerment, illegal possession of a firearm, two counts of having a handgun on his person, two counts of having a handgun in a vehicle, discharging firearms, two counts of having a handgun within 100 yards of the public, and illegal possession of ammo. 

He was charged in connection to an incident on Dec. 13, 2020. 

On Thursday, Judge Phinn listened as the prosecution presented a plea of life, suspending all but 25 years, for first-degree attempted murder, and 20 years, the first five years without parole, and three years supervised probation for firearm use in a violent crime. 

The defendant and his defense attorney, Jeremy Eldridge, rejected the plea offer. In addition, Hall did not waive his Hicks’ date, which is his right to be tried within 180 days of his first court appearance. 

Judge Phinn scheduled the trial for March 8, 2022.