Plants said he has never been asked to step aside from a case in his eight years as prosecutor.
"I had an inkling they were going to do it," he said. "I'm not surprised by it. I'm in the process of doing some legal research, trying to find out what my professional responsibility is.
"The thrust of the motion is that I have a self-interest in prosecuting this defendant," he said.
Redman wrote in the motion, "In this matter, not only does the Kanawha County Prosecutor have a professional pressure to convict, he has a personal stake in keeping his neighborhood safe by keeping the Defendant out of the neighborhood.
"Of course, if the Defendant makes bond he could potentially move back into his house located in the Prosecutor's neighborhood. Undoubtedly, Mr. Plants' personal interest in ensuring the safety of his own neighborhood and family goes far beyond that of his ordinary professional duty as a prosecutor."
Redman's motion also says Plants has a personal interest in keeping Bramble incarcerated.
Last week, Assistant Prosecutor Fred Giggenbach objected to a bond for Bramble that would have allowed him to post 10 percent, or $25,000 cash, and be released from jail. He asked that a prior $200,000 cash bond remain in effect, and a judge agreed.
A hearing on the recusal motion will be held Friday before Circuit Judge Carrie Webster. All but two county judges have already recused themselves from Bramble's case because of a conflict of interest.
"If I am recused, then everybody in my office has to be recused," Plants said. "And they would have to call in a special prosecutor."
Contact writer Cheryl Caswell at cher...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4832.