Arson, Assault Defendant Set for Preliminary Hearing

A domestic violence defendant was scheduled for a hearing to determine if his case has enough evidence to go to trial.

The defendant is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and arson. He is currently being held at DC Jail. 

Defense attorney Brandon Burrell requested the preliminary hearing. DC Superior Court Judge Michael O’Keefe scheduled one for Oct. 22. 

The prosecution said the discovery evidence has already been provided to the defense and a plea offer will be extended prior to the preliminary hearing. The prosecution also said they needed to consult a witness about their availability prior to the hearing.