Judge Reschedules Defendant’s Sentencing

A DC Superior Court judge continued a Nov. 6 sentencing because the defense attorney was not present in court.

Dominic Copeland pleaded guilty to aggravated assault knowingly while armed in his first case and assault with a dangerous weapon in his second. 

In the first case, the 30-year-old defendant was charged with assault with the intent to kill while armed, but he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. 

The courtroom clerk and staff inside Judge Craig Iscoe’s chambers contacted defense attorney Russell Hairston multiple times, but he could not be reached. 

A new sentencing date will be scheduled after Hairston gets in contact with the court. In the meantime, Copeland will remain at the DC Jail.