Judge Schedules Preliminary Hearing

On Aug. 3, DC Superior Court Judge John Campbell scheduled a hearing for Aug. 17 to determine if a case has enough evidence to go to trial.

Tywan Thomas is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm with a prior conviction.

Defense attorney Joseph Yarbough said the prosecution extended a plea offer. Yarbough has until Aug. 14 to respond to the offer. 

On May 19, suspects shot at several people, including Thomas, on the 1100 block of Talbert Street, SE. The defendant allegedly pulled out a handgun and pointed it in the direction of the suspects as he fled the scene.

Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers apprehended Thomas on June 5 when they arrived at his house in Southeast, DC due to an outstanding warrant.

Officers observed the defendant allegedly throw a firearm out the door, into the backyard.