40-year-old Alleged Attempted Murderer Denied Bail 

A 40-year-old Baltimore man accused of attempted murder was denied bail Sept. 24 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Cynthia H. Jones

Michael Croston is charged with attempted first-degree murder, second-degree murder, first and second-degree assault, and use of deadly weapon with the intent to injure in connection to an incident on May 11.  

Defense attorney Maureen O’Leary filed a motion for Croston to be released on home detention, arguing that the defendant has a disability from a stabbing that occurred while incarcerated.

O’Leary also said her client does not pose a flight risk and if put on home detention, his family already made arrangements for him with the advantage sentencing alternative program.  

The prosecution refuted the statement about the defendant being a flight risk and added that he is a risk to public safety. 

Judge Jones denied the request for home detention, citing the defendant to be a flight risk and a public threat.