Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

SAO Press Releases

For Immediate Release 5/26/2017

Sinead McNair and Alvin Thompson each pled guilty to one count of child abuse resulting in death. The couple was charged after their two-year-old child died of a methadone overdose.

Assistant State’s Attorney Brian Marsh prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 5/18/2017

Carl Cooper was convicted to life suspend all but 50 years plus 10 years to run consecutive to the life sentence for one count of attempted first degree murder, three counts of using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence, three counts of reckless endangerment, two counts of first degree assault, one count of illegally transporting a firearm, and one count of being a felon in possession of a regulated firearm.

For Immediate Release 5/18/2017

Southwest Baltimore—Rudolph Datcher was convicted by a Baltimore City jury of attempted voluntary manslaughter, first degree assault, using a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence, reckless endangerment, possession of an unregistered shotgun, and discharging a firearm.

Assistant State’s Attorney Judson Arnold prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 5/25/2017

Southwest Baltimore— Tariq Washington was found guilty of four drug related charges, including possession with the intent to distribute heroin and cocaine.

Assistant State’s Attorney Jay Malik prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 5/15/2017

Today, Judge Julie Rubin sentenced Gregg Thomas to life plus 35 years, without the possibility of parole for the first ten years for attempted first degree murder of Baltimore Police Sergeant Keith McNeill, the use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence, as well as prohibited possession of a gun.

Assistant State’s Attorney Traci Robinson prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 5/12/2017

South Baltimore— Quinton Heard received a Life sentence after prosecutors from the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City’s Major Investigations Unit (MIU) teamed up with colleagues from the Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU) to bring Heard’s case up at a violation of probation hearing. Heard was released from prison in 2013 on parole for a first degree murder in 1996 for which he received a life sentence.

For Immediate Release 5/11/2017

Northeast Baltimore—Arnillo James Parks was convicted of first and second degree assault, as well as two counts of reckless endangerment, stemming from a 2016 attack with a 2x4 against his ex-girlfriend while she was holding their 6-month-old son.

For Immediate Release 5/11/2017

Central Baltimore— Omanuel Johnson was convicted by a Baltimore City jury of several drug and weapons charges including possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession of a regulated firearm by a prohibited person.

For Immediate Release 5/10/2017

Southwest Baltimore—Jamal Simms was convicted by a Baltimore City jury of more than a dozen crimes stemming from a 2016 rape. Assistant State’s Attorney Jennifer McAllister prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 5/4/2017

“The recent federal immigration policies not only cause fear and potentially destroy families and disrupt communities – but they can also create legal liabilities for local governments. Over the past few months, my office has worked to ensure that we take a fair and equitable approach when factoring in the collateral consequences that minor, non-violent offenses have on the immigrant population. I support the Attorney General’s memorandum and will continue to use my prosecutorial discretion for immigrant defendants and the careful handling of immigrant witnesses and victims. This approach is essential to public safety and the fair pursuit of justice.”

Please click here to find the press release for State’s Attorney Mosby’s instruction to her office to strongly consider prosecutorial discretion for cases involving Immigrant defendants, witnesses, and victims.