Suspect in Self-Inflicted Wounding Wants Trial Postponed

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On March 26, Judge Melissa K. Copeland presided in the case of 36-year-old Timothy Sutton.

Sutton is charged with two counts of possessing a firearm with a felony conviction, discharging a gun within Baltimore City, illegal possession of ammunition and making a false statement to a police officer in relation to an incident that occurred April 29, 2023, on the 5700 block of Belair Road.

According to court documents, the defendant had walked into Franklin Square Hospital with a gunshot wound late at night. Sutton reportedly told the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) that he was robbed at gunpoint, but officers found Sutton’s story suspicious due to his changing key details, specifically the address of the incident.

After reviewing surveillance footage from the site, a BPD officer stated in his application for charges that he believed Sutton “shot himself accidentally and fabricated being robbed to cover a self-inflicted accidental wound.”

In court, defense attorney Marci Johnson, asked for a postponement of Sutton’s case because he was not feeling well.

Judge Copeland told the defense that in order for Sutton to keep his intended attorney, Brandon Taylor, Taylor must ensure that he is ready for trial as soon as possible or that Sutton will have to obtain different representation.

Judge Copeland granted time for Sutton to speak with Taylor to check the status on whether or not he will be able to represent Sutton.

Per the Maryland Judiciary’s website, Sutton’s next court date is June 25.

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