Prosecution Enters Nolle Pros on Federally Indicted Attempted Murder Case

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On June 13, a prosecutor entered a nolle pros on a 39-year-old attempted murder defendant’s case before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn.

Davon Rogers is charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, use of a firearm during a violent crime, and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in connection to an incident on Dec. 29, 2021. 

The prosecutor entered a nolle pros for the defendant due to the case being federally indicted. 

Rogers was represented by defense attorney Catherine Flynn, who was a stand-in for Rodney Gray. 

According to the Department of Justice, on Dec. 29, 2021, Rogers and Juan Hester attempted to kill a Special Agent of the DEA, while the Special Agent was engaged in the performance of his official duties. Further, the indictment alleges that until December 29, 2021, Hester and Rogers conspired to distribute controlled substances, including fentanyl, methamphetamine, heroin, and crack cocaine. 

If convicted, the defendants each face a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison for the attempted murder of a federal agent and a consecutive 10 years in federal prison for using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. Rogers faces a maximum of 20 years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances. 

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