Court dates set for men accused of robbery

By Tim Weideman

Two Ogden men charged in a July robbery that left a victim seriously injured were scheduled for future court dates on Tuesday in Riley County District Court.

Judge William Malcolm scheduled 38-year-old Johnny Cossey to appear on Aug. 19 for a status hearing. Malcolm also set a preliminary hearing date of Sept. 2 for Cossey’s co-defendant, 43-year-old Timothy Holmes.

According to police, Cossey and Holmes entered an Ogden apartment in the 100 block of 10th Street during an apparent robbery on July 20.

Cossey is accused of stabbing an occupant of the apartment, 22-year-old Vincent Taylor. Cossey faces charges of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary.

Holmes faces two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated burglary.

Both men appeared in court on Tuesday via video feed from the Riley County Jail, where they are confined.

Malcolm denied motions to reduce their bonds.

Cossey’s court appearance on Tuesday was his second in as many days. In a separate case, Cossey faces two counts of aggravated battery while driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in great bodily harm, possession of methamphetamine and no proof of insurance.

Those charges are connected to an accident on April 8 in Ogden. According to reports, Cossey was driving a 2004 Lincoln LS when his car collided with two motorcycles ridden by James Garrett III, 48, and Steven Cannon Jr., 29, both of Ogden.

Cossey pleaded not guilty to the charges in that case on Monday. District Chief Judge Meryl Wilson set a jury trial for Oct. 1 and 2.

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