Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

SAO Press Releases

For Immediate Release 6/16/2017

Southwest Baltimore - Over 400 of Baltimore Youth attended the 2nd iteration  of the #BmorePopUp event hosted by the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City in partnership with the Office of the Mayor, Baltimore Police Department, Baltimore City Schools and Retailer DTLR earlier this evening. Attendees ranging from  ages 1 – 18, enjoyed a  night of indoor games at “Fun City” located in Southwest Baltimore. 

For Immediate Release 6/13/2017

Northwest Baltimore—Avery Little was found guilty of the second degree murder of Derrill Crawley. He was also convicted of using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence and illegally wearing, carrying or transporting a handgun before Judge Julie Rubin.  

Assistant State’s Attorney Traci Robinson prosecuted the case. 

For Immediate Release 6/7/2017

Today the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City in partnership with the Office of the Mayor, Baltimore Police Department and Retailer DTLR announced the location of its first Youth “Pop Up” Event. Baltimore City teenagers are invited to a “Skate Night” at Shake & Bake Family Fun Center located at 1601 Pennsylvania Avenue in the West Baltimore Upton neighborhood. The event is free to all youth, to include complimentary entrance to the venue and skate rental.

For Immediate Release 6/2/2017

Corporal Ambrose Obinna-Warrior, a correctional officer employed by the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS), was indicted by a Baltimore City Grand Jury on May 31, 2017.

This case will be prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorneys Michael Hudak and Laura Sambataro of the Major Investigations Unit (MIU) within the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City.

For Immediate Release 6/1/2017

West Baltimore — Lenny Epps was convicted of eight counts—including first degree rape, false imprisonment, and using a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence— stemming from a rape and seven hour standoff with police in 2015. At the time, Epps was on federal parole for murdering a state’s witness in 1984.

For Immediate Release 6/1/2017

West Baltimore— Alvin Spriggs was convicted of first degree murder, using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence, and possessing a firearm as a disqualified person. Spriggs was accused of ambushing 23-year-old Todd Dillard outside of a local business. Keasha Hannah, who drove Spriggs away from the crime scene immediately after the shooting, was convicted of being an accessory to the murder after the fact.

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.