For Immediate Release 3/31/2017
West Baltimore - On March 30, 2017, Troy Fenwick was sentenced to 15 years in prison, all but 10 years suspended, after being convicted by a Baltimore City jury of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm; wearing, carrying and transporting a handgun; and making a false statement to police regarding identity.
Assistant State’s Attorney Andrew Costinett prosecuted the case.
On July 21, 2016 at approximately 10:30 a.m., Officers Roberto Arena and Kevin Chan spotted Fenwick walking in the 1800 block of Clifton Avenue in the Mondawmin neighborhood. At the time, Fenwick had two open arrest warrants.
As Officer Arena exited the vehicle, he witnessed a large bulge in Fenwick’s pocket and asked Fenwick to stop, prompting Fenwick to flee from the scene. Officer Arena gave chase. While in pursuit, Officer Arena witnessed Fenwick remove a handgun from his pants pocket and throw it into a rear yard of a vacant property in the 2000 block of North Monroe Street. Officer Arena eventually apprehended Fenwick in the 1800 block of Walbrook Avenue.
After searching through waist-high grass for approximately 30 minutes, Officer Chan recovered a loaded black Kel-Tec 9mm handgun from the yard.
“Gun violence will not be tolerated in our city, and those who brazenly and illegally tote guns will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “Mr. Fenwick will serve a mandatory five years in prison, where I hope he will come to understand the danger he was to both himself and the general public the moment he chose to step outside with a loaded weapon.”