LEITCHFIELD, Ky. — The Louisville activist accused of shooting at Louisville mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg in February 2022 is now in federal custody.
What You Need To Know
- Quintez Brown was taken into federal custody Wednesday evening and his indictment was unsealed on Thursday
- The 22-year-old Louisville activist is accused of firing six gunshots at Louisville mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg
- Brown was booked at the Grayson County Detention Center in Leitchfield
- His first in-person court appearance is scheduled for Friday
Quintez Brown, 22, was booked at the Grayson County Detention Center in Leitchfield late Wednesday, according to jail records. The maximum security prison usually houses inmates accused of federal crimes.
The prison is roughly 75 miles south of Louisville, where authorities say Brown fired six shots at Craig Greenberg and his staff on Feb. 14, 2022.
In a preliminary Zoom hearing, a federal judge scheduled an in-person court appearance on Friday for Brown.
According to a news release sent out by the Department of Justice, a federal court in Louisville unsealed an indictment on Thursday charging Brown for interfering with a federally protected right, and using and discharging a firearm in relation to a crime of violence by shooting at and attempting to kill a candidate for elective office.
If convicted of all charges, he faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison and maximum sentence of life in prison.
The investigation is being conducted by the FBI’s Louisville Field Office and the Louisville Metro Police Department.
In April, Brown was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury on one count of attempted murder and four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.
Brown pleaded not guilty to all charges against him. No one was hurt during the incident.
Brown has been on home incarceration since Feb. 16 after the Louisville Community Bail Fund, supported by the city's Black Lives Matter group, paid his $100,000 bail.