Judge Holds 3 of 16 Defendants During Initial Hearings

On Nov. 10, DC Superior Court Judge Judith Pipe released 13 defendants and held three defendants in DC Jail during initial hearings.

Randle Alexander Price is charged with first-degree felony murder while armed in the death of John Pollard II. The shooting occurred on Sept. 30 on the 3200 block of Hiatt Place, NW.

Price’s defense attorney, Rachel Circucel said her client’s identification was a generic description and the car that was used during the incident was not her client’s car. 

However, Judge Pipe found probable cause due to the information in the police report that put Price at the scene of the crime. 

Price, 28, will remain held at DC Jail until his next court date, which is scheduled for Dec. 7.

Terrence Washington is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm with a prior conviction. 

Judge Pipe decided to hold Washington, 28, due to poor compliance in past cases along with a prior probation revocation.

His next court date is on Dec. 7.

Ryan Butler is a fugitive from justice. His underlying charge is an armed robbery charge in Maryland. 

Due to the seriousness of the case, he will be held until Maryland officers pick him up in three business days. 

Judge Pipe released five defendants in fugitive from justice cases. All of the defendants were released with orders to turn themselves in to take care of their outstanding warrants.

Judge Pipe also released two defendants charged in felony cases. The charges included carrying a pistol without a license and receiving stolen property worth $1,000 or more. One of the defendants was given a stay away order and placed into the High Intensity Supervision Program (HISP). The other defendant was released and ordered to report to the Pretrial Services Agency (PSA).

Three domestic violence defendants were released by the judge. Two of the defendants were given stay away orders and one of them was given a no harass, assault, threaten or stalk (HATS) order. All of the defendants have to report to the PSA.

One defendant was released after being arrested on a bench warrant. The defendant is on probation for fleeing law enforcement and destroying property worth $1,000 or more. 

One defendant was released in a case where he is charged with no permit, attempted threats to do bodily harm and possession of a controlled substance. He must report to the PSA.

A defendant charged with a DUI and operating a vehicle while impaired was released. He must report to the PSA and is ordered to not drive after consuming alcohol or drugs.

Judge Pipe also ordered a drug and alcohol assessment for the defendant.