As the city prepares for another police funeral, a District Court judge ordered the 25-year-old man charged with killing an off-duty Baltimore police detective held without bail. Sian James is charged with hurling a fist-sized chunk of concrete at Det. Brian Stevenson during an argument over a parking space in Canton.
James, the suspect, is at far left in his mug shot. Officer Stevenson is at the right.
The Sun's Justin Fenton was in the courtroom Monday when James had his first bail review, and about all the public defender could do was ask for a lower bail and say his client worked at a Jiffy Lube before the judge made it clear he wasn't going to entertain such thought.
Justin's article details the suspect's criminal record:
James, who was born in Jamaica, has no prior convictions, though he was out on bond after being indicted in July on charges that he attempted to rape his ex-girlfriend after storming into her apartment. The woman had alleged months of abuse and filed for two protective orders.
The 18-year veteran of the police force had gone out Saturday night to eat dinner with a friend the night before his 38th birthday.
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