Man Convicted of Shooting at Siblings Denied Bail

A 31-year-old man convicted of shooting at his brothers in 2018 was denied bail on Jan. 11 pending the results of his appeal, which was granted last November.

Blake Singleton was convicted of two counts of first-degree assault and firearm use during a felony violent crime as well as one count of discharging firearms in December 2019 and sentenced to seven years, the first five years without parole, the following year. Defense attorney Todd Oppenheim filed an appeal on Singleton’s behalf one month after his sentencing.

During Tuesday’s bail review proceedings, the prosecution informed Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Philip S. Jackson that the defendant was found guilty of firing a shotgun at the windshield of a vehicle occupied by his two brothers, “shooting directly at them.”

Oppenheim argued that one of his client’s brothers had since recanted his statement, while the other brother remained consistent with the allegations. The case was granted an appeal, he said.

The prosecutor recommended Singleton be held without bail to which Judge Jackson agreed.

Singleton’s next court appearance is not currently scheduled on the Maryland Judiciary website.