Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

SAO Press Releases

For Immediate Release 7/19/17

East Baltimore—Brian Bolding, 37, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a violent stabbing on a MTA bus.

Assistant State’s Attorney Matthew Pillion handled the case.

For Immediate Release 7/18/17

East Baltimore - Sergeant Brett Thomas was sentenced by Judge David Young for his conduct involving a vicious attack on an inmate at the Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center (BCBIC) in 2014. Thomas, a correctional officer at the facility, was found guilty of assault in the second degree and misconduct on May 18, 2017 after three days of trial. Following Thomas’ guilty verdict, Judge Young sentenced him on each count to 5 years of incarceration, suspending all but six months and imposing three years of supervised probation. The sentences on both counts were ordered to run concurrently. According to Thomas’ probationary conditions, after release, he must also stay away from the victim. 

Assistant State’s Attorneys Michael R. Hudak and Laura Sambataro with the Major Investigations Unit (MIU) prosecuted this City Correctional Investigative Unit (CCIU) case.

For Immediate Release 7/18/17

West Baltimore- Judge Schiffer sentenced Jamal Simms, to four concurrent life sentences, plus the one year for theft (also concurrent) for the rape and assault of a southwest Baltimore woman in the summer of 2016.

Assistant State’s Attorney Jennifer McAllister prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 7/18/2017

Northeast Baltimore— Judge Panos sentenced Dequon Brown, 22, to Life in prison suspend all but 40 years for the murder of Ronald Stewart. Brown pled guilty to first-degree murder and use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence on May 8, 2017.

For Immediate Release 7/15/17

Central Baltimore –The Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City (SAO) continued its #BmorePopUp series for Baltimore's youth, hosting 80 children at the Arena Players for a youth talent show last night.

For Immediate Release 7/8/2017

East Baltimore –The Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City (SAO) continued its summer of fun for Baltimore's youth, hosting over 100 children at the Madison Square Recreation Center.

For Immediate Release 7/3/2017

Eastern District— Nickole Washington was found guilty of second degree murder of Nelson Mandela Dakurah, conspiracy to rob, and attempted robbery.

For Immediate Release 7/1/2017

West Baltimore – Yesterday the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City (SAO) hosted a pool party for over 500 children at Druid Hill Park. The SAO partnered with the Office of the Mayor, Baltimore Police Department, the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, Baltimore City Schools, Retailer DTLR,  H & S Bakery, Ellis Brown, Center for Urban Families, Empowerment Temple, Zion Baptist Church and Baltimore City Teachers Union to put on week four of the #BmorePopUp event series.


Central Baltimore—Zannay Laws was sentenced this week to 20 years in prison, suspend all but two years, with five years of probation for filming a violent armed robbery in Wyman Park. She pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery. The State argued for 20 years, suspend all but five years, with five years of probation.

For Immediate Release 6/27/2017

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City launched the 2017 Junior State’s Attorney (Jr. SA) program for the third summer at War Memorial Plaza today with the “swearing in” of 45 current and rising Baltimore City ninth grade students. During the ceremony, participants received official Jr. SA blazers and were pinned by Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.