Non-Fatal Shooting Case Pushed to Next Week to Set Trial Date

A 36-year-old non-fatal shooting defendant’s hearing was rescheduled for reception court next week so his defense attorney could be present to discuss a trial date.

During Thursday’s proceedings, the prosecution offered the defendant a plea of 15 years, suspending all but ten years, the first five years without parole, and four years of supervised probation for firearm possession with a felony conviction. The defendant would also be required to register as a gun offender.

The defendant rejected the plea before defense attorney Hunter Pruette, who stood in for Robert Cole.

The defendant is charged with firearm possession with a felony conviction, illegal possession of a regulated firearm, illegal possession of ammo, having a handgun in a vehicle, discharging a firearm, and reckless endangerment.

The prosecution requested to schedule the trial for mid-January 2023; however, this would be “a backup” as she was already scheduled for another trial before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Cynthia Jones.

Judge Melissa Phinn replied that she did not want to push the case to next year and told counsel and the defendant to return to reception court on Sept. 26 when Cole will be present to discuss the issue further.