A preliminary hearing was postponed on Sept. 20 because of a defendant’s exposure to COVID-19 and his placement in quarantine at the DC Jail.
Defense attorney Jacqueline Cadman requested a rapid COVID-19 test for Wheeler to confirm if he will receive a negative test to attend a future preliminary hearing.
DC Superior Court Judge Robert Okun denied the request because he doesn’t think it will be appropriate to ask the jail to order a test kit.
Wheeler’s quarantine is expected to end on Sept. 24.
Judge Okun scheduled the parties to resume the hearing on Oct. 14.
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