Defense Complains of Late Evidence Disclosure in an Attempted Murder Case

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A hearing to sanction the prosecution over a late disclosure of evidence was held before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Robert K. Taylor on June 14.  However, the judge denied the motion without explanation. 

Davon Coleman, 25, is currently charged with first and second-degree attempted murder, firearm use in a felony violent crime, firearm possession with a felony conviction, illegal possession of a regulated firearm, having a handgun on his person, having a loaded handgun on his person, having a handgun in a vehicle, having a loaded handgun in a vehicle, illegal possession of ammunition and reckless endangerment for the incident that occurred on 1700 block of Cliffview Avenue. 

The motions hearing was scheduled for today after being postponed on June 13 because of a water main break in the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse

Defense attorney Michael Cooper complained the prosecution failed to disclose a video statement from the victim made to police about the incident. 

Cooper asked Judge Taylor for more time to review the victim’s comments because he didn’t get the material in a timely manner and didn’t have sufficient time to review it. 

According to documents from the District Court of Maryland, Baltimore Police Department (BPD) officers received a call reporting a shooting on Sept. 22, 2021. The victim stated that Coleman shot the passenger side of her vehicle multiple times over an argument over money.

The victim also said that Coleman always has a firearm, even though he’s a convicted felon. 

The victim escaped with no injuries from the incident and drove to her grandmother’s house located in Essex where she said she felt safe. 

The District Court of Maryland documents stated that Coleman is a “violent repeat offender.”

The pre-trial date was set June 17 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa K. Copeland

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