Arraignments Held for Alleged Offenses at DC Jail

On Aug. 11, a DC Superior Court judge presided over four initial hearings for assaults that allegedly happened at the DC Jail.

Judge Steven Wellner held one defendant and released two other defendants for the assault charges. He also rescheduled one hearing. According to court documents, three of the four cases involved the defendant throwing liquid at a correctional officer. 

However, all of the defendants are being held in their underlying cases that brought them to jail.

Ch’Juan Robinson is charged with simple assault for allegedly throwing a liquid substance at a correctional officer on June 29. Judge Wellner held Robinson for this case due to the severity of his other ongoing charge. Robinson is also charged with first-degree murder for allegedly shooting Louis Kingsbury on April 29 on the 200 block of New York Avenue, NW.

Michael Coles is charged with simple assault for allegedly throwing a cup of an unknown liquid at a nurse in the correctional facility on June 3. Coles is also charged with GPS tampering for allegedly failing to charge his device on June 20, 2019. The judge imposed a $1,000 cash bond.

Antowan Lynch is charged with simple assault for allegedly throwing liquid at a correctional officer through his food slot on May 17. Judge Wellner released Lynch in this case. However, he still being held at DC Jail due to an active warrant from North Carolina.

Martinez Raynor is charged with simple assault and assault on a police officer for allegedly fighting with an officer at the jail on June 17. Raynor’s attorney requested more time to prepare.

Judge Wellner said he will reschedule the hearing to later this week. 

Raymor, 20, is being held without bail for charges involving the murder of 19-year-old Malik McCloud in 2018 and a firearms possession case.