WOMAN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN SIDEWALK HIT AND RUN

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Kiani Phoenix, 26, has been charged with murder and other crimes for allegedly driving her car onto the sidewalk and fatally striking a 59-year-old man and another pedestrian outside a Far Rockaway deli convenience store on August 27. The defendant allegedly intended to strike a woman with…

Read More

TWO INDICTED ON KIDNAPPING, ASSAULT AND ROBBERY CHARGES

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that defendants Destiny Lebron, 19 and Gil Iphael, 22, have been indicted on multiple charges and arraigned in Queens Supreme Court for an August 6, 2022 incident where the defendants kidnapped, assaulted, punched and robbed the victim inside a Queens hotel. District Attorney Katz said, “As alleged, the…

Read More

GRAND JURY INDICTS TWO MEN FOR DEADLY TAXI DRIVER ATTACK

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Austin Amos, 20, and Nickolas Porter, 20, have been indicted by a Queens grand jury on charges related to a fatal attack on a 52-year-old taxi driver in Far Rockaway, Queens on August 13, 2022. The defendants repeatedly punched and kicked the victim after he confronted them…

Read More

QUEENS MAN CHARGED WITH 67 COUNTS OF CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON AND OTHER CRIMES FOR CACHE OF ILLEGAL GHOST GUNS AND FIREARMS

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Joseph A. Maddaloni Sr., 55, has been charged with 67 counts of criminal possession of a weapon and other crimes following a long-term investigation conducted by the District Attorney’s Office. Recovered were a total of 42 illegal firearms including:  15 fully assembled ghost gun semiautomatic pistols; 23…

Read More

EMT ALLEGEDLY TOOK PATIENT’S BANK CARD AND BOUGHT BOOZE

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that FDNY emergency medical service responder Robert Marshall, 29, has been charged with grand larceny and other crimes for allegedly taking a debit card from the purse of a 79-year-old Springfield Gardens woman during an August 8th ambulance call. The defendant allegedly purchased champagne and food then discarded…

Read More

BROOKLYN RESIDENT CHARGED IN HIT-AND-RUN COLLISION THAT INJURED THREE PEDESTRIANS INCLUDING MOTHER AND TODDLER

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz today announced that Tyshawn Baldwin, 28, has been charged with assault, reckless endangerment, unlawful fleeing of police officers and other crimes for the hit-and-run collision that injured three pedestrians, including a mother and toddler inside a stroller, in Ridgewood, Queens on August 10, 2022. The defendant allegedly struck the pedestrians…

Read More

JUDGE CONVICTS QUEENS MAN OF ATTEMPTED MURDER FOR JUNE 2020 ARMED ROBBERY

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Orlando Plummer, 47, has been convicted of attempted murder for shooting a 44-year-old pedestrian in the stomach and robbing him of his backpack on the Horace Harding Expressway in Corona, Queens. The defendant followed the victim, who years earlier had dated the mother of the defendant’s child,…

Read More

THIRD FEMALE CHARGED WITH HATE ATTACK ON QUEENS BUS

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Jahnaiya Williams, 19, has been charged with assault as a hate crime and other crimes. Williams is the third person accused in the July 9, 2022 assault on a 57-year-old-woman while on a public bus near the intersection of Jamaica Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard. One of the…

Read More

Your Weekly Update – August 12, 2022

This week, I announced that a defendant has been indicted and arraigned on sex trafficking charges and other crimes for allegedly forcing his 17-year-old girlfriend to engage in prostitution activity for his own financial gain… (continued)

Read More

QUEENS MAN SENTENCED TO UP TO LIFE IN PRISON IN 2011 MURDER IN SOUTH RICHMOND HILL

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that Troy Thomas, 37, has been sentenced to 25-years-to-life in prison following a jury trial conviction for the December 2011 shooting death of a 20-year-old man in South Richmond Hill. Defendant shot the victim at a house party after the two started arguing. District Attorney Katz said, “Despite…

Read More

Your Weekly Update – August 5, 2022

This week, members of my Office and I joined communities across the Borough to commemorate National Night Out Against Crime. Every year we gather with our friends and neighbors to reaffirm our commitment to keeping each other safe from crime in our streets… (continued)

Read More