A high-powered attorney from St. Louis entered his appearance Wednesday in Marion County court, representing a man who was the subject of a months log manhunt following an allegedly savage domestic battery incident in Centralia.
Cedric Powe, who is being held in the Marion County jail on $500,000 bail, has retained the services of attorney N. Scott Rosenblum of St. Louis.
Rosenblum is president and principle founder of Rosenblum, Schwartz, Rogers and Glass, one of the top criminal firms in St. Louis.
Attorney at Law magazine calls Rosenblum the most sought after and easily recognizable criminal law attorneys in St. Louis. He has twice been voted Missouri best lawyer.
Rosenblum has represented high-profile clients such as World Series MVP, David Freese; NFL defensive end, Leonard Little; and NFL running back, Laurence Maroney. Rosenblum was victorious in all three cases. Freese’s issues never went to trial. Little was found ‘not guilty’ of drunk driving and Maroney’s drug charges were dropped.
Powe is charged with Class 2 felony aggravated domestic battery including strangling, Class 3 felony aggravated battery resulting in great bodily harm and Class X attempted murder, for the alleged December 2013 beating of his then girlfriend Chelsea Simmons.
Doctors say the beating took Simmons moments away from taking her last breath. She has also suffered permanent loss of eye sight in her left eye due to her injuries.
According to Rosenblum’s website, of the more than 350 cases he has tried, approximately 100 were murder cases. A Marion County judge on Tuesday extended the order of protection issued for Simmons against Powe. And yesterday another judge accepted Rosenblum’s notice of appearance in the case, and reset the matter for an April 30 first appearance with counsel.