DC Judge Holds Co-Defendants During Presentments

A DC Superior Court judge held co-defendants charged with assault with a dangerous weapon during presentment hearings on Feb. 6.

A total of 37 defendants had hearings before Judge Lloyd Nolan, Jr.

Judge Nolan granted a request to hold co-defendants in connection to a non-fatal shooting on Feb. 6 in a parking garage on the 100 Block of M Street, NE.

Defendants Shatia Penn, 24, and Desmond Barr, 21, were allegedly involved in a verbal altercation that turned physical with two individuals. As the victims drove away three shots were fired at the vehicle.

Defense attorney Lola Ziadie requested that no probable cause be found on the assault charge for Barr, asserting he was not physically responsible for shooting the gun. This request was refuted by the prosecution and probable cause was found by the judge.

Judge Nolan also held two domestic violence defendants. One defendant charged with contempt was held without bond because of another open domestic violence case. He is scheduled to return to court on Feb. 13.

Another domestic violence defendant was held. The defendant was charged with violating a CPO and contempt and was held with a $25 bond and a stay-away order. She is scheduled to return to court on Feb. 14.

Two domestic violence defendants were released. Their charges include attempted threats to do bodily harm, attempted possession of a prohibited item, and simple assault. Both defendants were given stay-away orders and instructed to return to court on March 2.

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