Mistake Results in Murder Defendant Not Being Present During Hearing

A murder defendant was not present during a status hearing on Feb. 14.

Cinquan Cartledge is charged with first-degree murder while armed, conspiracy to commit a crime of violence, robbery while armed, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, first-degree murder while armed while committing or attempting to commit a robbery, and unlawful possession of a firearm with a prior conviction. He is charged for his alleged involvement in the shooting of Orlando Silver III, 37, on the 1300 block of Howard Road, SE, in 2016.

Cartledge was present at the court in the morning. However, due to a mistake, he was brought back to DC Jail and not present during his afternoon hearing.

The status hearing was rescheduled to Feb. 28.

Marquette Tibbs was also charged for his alleged involvement in the shooting, however he was found not guilty of the murder by a jury.

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