Judge Holds 7 Out of 28 Defendants During Initial Hearings

On Sept. 12, DC Superior Courts Judge Sean Staples held seven defendants in DC jail and released 21 defendants.

Three defendants were held on felony charges. 

Stephon Darnell Williams, 29, is charged with second-degree murder while armed. He allegedly shot his father, Stephen Magruder, in the chest on Sept. 11 on the 700 block of 51st Street, NE. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers interviewed three witnesses that led them to place Williams as the prime suspect. 

Williams was arrested at approximately 11:00 p.m. the same day. Officers located him sleeping in a parking garage on the 1400 block of 8th Street, NW. Judge Staples found probable cause and held Williams due to the seriousness of the alleged crime. 

Williams is scheduled for another hearing on Sept. 28. 

Khiri Thomas, 22, was held on the charges of carrying a pistol without a license and possession of an unregistered firearm. Judge Staples held him due to his concerning criminal history.

Thomas, 22, is scheduled for another hearing on Oct. 2. 

Marcell Young, 22, was held on the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm. MPD officers allegedly recovered a Glock 39 from him on Sept. 11 and arrested him thereafter. 

He is scheduled for another hearing on Oct. 2. 

Ronald Boykins, 27, was held for allegedly assaulting a victim and a MPD sergeant. Judge Staples found Boykins a danger to the public due to his history of fleeing. 

A hearing is scheduled for Sept. 29. 

Jamaul Crockett, 36, was held on charges of assault, bail violation, and three outstanding bench warrants. Crockett was held due to the volume of his charges and criminal history. 

His next hearing is scheduled for Sept. 29. 

Judge Staples held Otis Green, 40, on a misdemeanor assault charge. His next hering is scheduled for Sept. 29. 

One defendant was held in a domestic violence case. 

Six other domestic violence defendants were released by Judge Staples. Five of those defendants were released with stay away orders from the alleged victims. One defendant was released under the requirement to report to the Pretrial Service Agency (PSA) once a week. 

Two fugitives from justice were released on the condition that they  turn themselves into the appropriate jurisdiction. One defendant must return to Maryland and the other to Virginia. 

Four defendants charged with unlawful possession of firearms or carrying pistols without licenses were released. 

Nine other defendants were released on charges varying from second degree theft to misdemeanor sex abuse.