PROSECUTOR RON O’BRIEN SEEKS AND COURT GRANTS MOTION TO HOLD MURDER SUSPECT IN JAIL WITHOUT BOND IN DEATH OF 2 YEAR OLD TODDLER
Posted on 10/28/2016
Defendant: Jaquon Lamont Poindexter
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien’s office filed a motion in Municipal Court at the initial appearance for Jaquon Lamont Poindexter asking the Arraignment Court Judge Jim O’Grady to detain Poindexter without bail. The reason for the motion was that O’Brien alleged that Poindexter posed a danger to the community should he be released in light of the quadruple shooting that occurred on Tuesday this week, where a two-year old toddler was killed, and three other individuals were shot. The Prosecution told the Court that Poindexter is awaiting sentencing in a pending felony Improper Handling of Firearms case (16CR3263) and he also has a prior conviction for Carrying a Concealed Weapon (14CR4784). After the hearing, Judge O’Grady found that the state’s motion was well taken and granted it, ordering that Poindexter be held without bond. Poindexter has a right to a hearing within five days if he contests the finding of the court, otherwise he is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on November 7th, 2016.