Sick Prosecutor Delays Shooting Trial

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On Sept. 25, defendant Tyrelle Fields and hisattorney, Augustine Okeke, appeared before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn to set a trial date.

Fields, 39, is charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, attempted first- and second-degree murder, first and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, attempted armed robbery, attempted robbery, theft less than $100, use of a handgun in committing a crime, conspiracy to commit first- and second-degree assault, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, conspiracy to commit theft less than $100, conspiracy to use a firearm in a felony violent crime, having a handgun on his person, having a handgun in a vehicle on a public road, having a loaded handgun on his person, having a loaded handgun in his vehicle, possessing a firearm with a felony conviction, possessing a firearm during a controlled dangerous substance offense and illegal possession of ammunition in connection to a May 2021 incident.

Okeke notified the judge that he wasn’t able to reach the prosecutor regarding the case. Even though the prosecutor wasn’t available to appear in person due to being sick, she managed to appear over Zoom. At issue is an acceptable trial date.

Judge Phinn set Oct. 20 as a new trial date.

According to documents from the District Court of Maryland, on May 5, 2021, Fields and his codefendant, Keisha Clark, 46, allegedly conspired with Fields to shoot his cousin, Clark’s ex-boyfriend on the 600 block of N. Paca Street. The victim was shot in his arm and leg. Baltimore Police Department detectives were able to canvass the area and locate several witnesses and video footage to corroborate the victim’s statement. 

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