Prosecutors call for continued detention of Quintez Brown
The judge initially ruled that Brown would live with her grandmother and that Dr. Ricky Jones of the University of Louisville would serve as the other caretaker.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Quintez Brown, the man accused of shooting a mayoral candidate on Valentine’s Day, was back in federal court on Friday.
The judge initially ruled that Brown would live with her grandmother and that Dr. Ricky Jones of the University of Louisville would serve as another caretaker and make weekly visits.
However, the prosecution requested a stay until they could appeal. They have until 5 p.m. Monday.
During the hearing, the defense called five witnesses. One was a court liaison from the Louisville Metro Corrections Department who explained home confinement procedures, saying Brown followed them all.
The other four were people close to Brown and defended his interests.
In court, the U.S. prosecutor said Brown purchased a gun he used to attempt to shoot Craig Greenberg the night before the Feb. 14 shooting at his home, but that gun jammed. The attorney also said he purchased another gun from a pawn shop that he used in the shooting at Greenberg’s office the next day. Brown allegedly purchased the gun an hour before arriving at the Butchertown office.
Defense attorneys said Brown was treated at Notre Dame de la Paix from February 26 to March 7 and did not pose a threat. However, the U.S. attorney felt that if Brown was in house arrest, he could go after Greenberg again.
Brown’s defense attorney, Patrick Renn, said: ‘We have asked for house arrest, treatment, the return of these third-party guardians and people, to make sure he meets all the conditions. , that’s more than enough to make sure there’s not another person or a candidate for mayor or otherwise, or the community is going to be put in jeopardy.”
The prosecution also told the court they discovered that Brown may have intended to harm another mayoral candidate as well.
“I heard that for the first time today we haven’t received the full discovery in this case,” Renn said.
Earlier, law professor Sam Marcosson said there could be both a state and federal case. He said the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office would dismiss state charges and defer to federal charges, but it doesn’t have to. If both sets of charges remain in place, the two sets of prosecutors will determine which trial takes place first.
At the state level, Brown is charged with one count of attempted murder and four counts of wanton endangerment. Prosecutors believe Brown violated Greenberg’s rights, so he is being charged federally.