Shooting Defendant Is A Risk to Public Safety, Held Without Bail

A man, who was involved in a shootout in July, was denied bail Nov. 30.

Antone Towson is being charged in two cases. In one case he is charged with attempted first and second-degree murder, first and second-degree assault, illegal possession of a registered firearm, illegal possession of ammo, carrying a weapon on his person, discharging firearms, reckless endangerment and firearm use during a violent crime. In the second case, he is charged with possession with the intent to distribute narcotics, conspiracy, having a firearm during a drug, trafficking crime, handgun in vehicle on a public road, use of a magazine, and having a detached magazine.

Baltimore Witness previously reported that Towson , 28, and Tyree Reynolds, 18, sought medical treatment at a local hospital on July 8 after both had allegedly been involved in a shootout. The shooting left Towson with a gunshot wound to the face, legs and hip. Reynolds’ injuries were not discussed during the proceeding.

According to court documents, officers initially approached Towson in September after observing a handgun, in plain sight, on the floorboard of a car he was riding in. According to defense counsel, Reynolds was driving the vehicle. Narcotics were also found in the vehicle.

During Tuesdays hearing, defense counsel, Joseph Kavanagh, argued that his client was less a suspect and more a victim because he was shot in several areas, spent at least four days in the hospital and currently has a wired jaw.

Kavanagh requested that Towson be released on 24-hour home monitoring at his sister’s house. He said Towson’s trial dated is slated for March 29.

Towson has two 2018 convictions, including resisting arrest and possession with the intent to distribute. He also has two failure to appear warrants, including one for driving an uninsured vehicle without a license and another from 2020.

Judge Philip S. Jackson said that he found that Towson was a risk to public safety.

Reynolds was arrested on Sept. 27. He is charged with first and second-degree attempted murder, first and second-degree assault, firearm use during a felony-violent crime, reckless endangerment, carry or wear handgun on person, and having a gun with 100 yards of the public.

Both men are being held.