Attempted Homicide Trial Postponed Due To COVID

Attempted homicide defendant, Alonzo Plenty, was set to begin trial on Aug. 3, before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Lynn Stewart Mays, but will now have to wait until September due to his defense attorney, Michael Cooper, testing positive for COVID. 

Plenty, 31, is charged with attempted first and second-degree murder, first and second-degree assault, conspiracy to commit first and second-degree assault, use of a firearm during a violent crime, conspiracy to commit use of a firearm during a violent crime, possession of a firearm with a felony conviction, possession of firearms, illegal possession of a regulated firearm, having a handgun on his person, discharging firearms, illegal possession of ammo, and reckless endangerment in connection to an incident that occurred on June 14, 2021. 

The prosecutor offered Plenty a revised plea of 25 years suspending all but 10 years, with 4 years on probation for conspiracy to commit first-degree assault. 

Plenty, who was represented by a public defender standing in for Michael Cooper, declined the offer. 

After appearing in front of Judge Mays, Plenty’s case was transferred to Judge Melissa Phinn for his trial to be rescheduled due to his attorney’s illness.

According to court documents, police responded to a shooting on the 900 block of E. Patapsco Avenue on June 14, 2021, finding a crime scene with .45 caliber casings, a bullet fragment, a cell phone, a bottle of cognac, cigarettes, a gold chain, a jacket, and a bottle of soda. Just minutes later, police responded to a car accident on the 100 block of Chesapeake Avenue where they found the shooting victim who had crashed while being transported to the hospital. The victim was taken to the hospital to be treated for multiple gunshot wounds. 

Police completed a canvas of the area and found store footage that captured that incident and showed two suspects, one of whom was identified as Plenty.

Plenty is set for a 3-day trial beginning on Sept. 14 with Judge Paul Alpert presiding.