SAO Press Releases
Justice Won for Family of Slain Victim, Random Street Violence
For Immediate Release 2/2/2015
Fifty year old, Charles Johnson, was beaten to death with what investigators believe to be a utility wrench in July of 2012. On Wednesday, James Pitts and Tyrell Brogden were found guilty of 2nd degree murder for beating Johnson—at total stranger to both Pitts and Brogden—to death in the 1800 block of W. North Ave. Assistant State’s Attorney Sharon Holback prosecuted the case.
Dedicated Patrolman's Police Work Takes Down Nuisance Drug Dealer
For Immediate Release 1/30/2015
Patrecio Brown was found guilty on Tuesday January 27th, 2015 of attempted distribution of cocaine and possession of cocaine. Brown’s sentencing hearing is set for April 27th, 2015. Assistant State’s Attorney Cara Lewis tried the case.
Man Found Guilty of Alleged Execution Style Murder
For Immediate Release 1/29/2015
On January 14, 2015, a Baltimore City jury found Alvin Kelley Jr., 27, guilty of 2nd degree murder and use of a handgun during a crime of violence in relation to the death of Jefferie Allen Thomas, Jr. The shooting occurred on August 4, 2012, in the 3000 block of W. Garrison Avenue in Baltimore City.
SAO Obtains Conviction Against VRO
For Immediate Release 1/28/2015
Baltimore City Assistant State’s Attorney, Jeffrey Finucane, obtained a conviction against Antonio L. Edwards on felony possession of a firearm after having been convicted of a crime of violence Tuesday, January 27th, 2015.
Mosby Unveils Organizational Structure, Promotions, New Hires
For Immediate Release 1/14/2015
At an all-staff meeting held in the auditorium of Baltimore Police Headquarters, members of the State’s Attorney’s Office convened to learn about the new organizational direction of the office. Newly elected Baltimore City State’s Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, also announced new hires and internal promotions to key roles in her administration.
Survivor of Halloween Gang Rape Wins Justice
For Immediate Release 1/12/2015
A 30 year prison sentence for Ms. Tycheika Hartwill was handed down by Judge Charles Peters on January 5th, for her central role in a gang rape of a 17 year old female at a Halloween party in 2013. Hartwill was convicted of a First Degree Sex Offense and was also found guilty of facilitating three additional First Degree Rapes. Mr. Artez Watson— who plead guilty to First Degree Rape— and Mr. Bernard Bell— a cooperating witness for the State— were also involved in the attack, and were co-defendants at trial.
Mosby Announces Three Key Members of New Administration
For Immediate Release 1/8/2015
Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore City’s newly elected State’s Attorney, made her first major announcement regarding her new administration early Thursday morning. Michael Schatzow, a former partner at Venable LLP, Tammy Brown, a top O’Malley aide from the Office of Crime Control and Prevention, and Steward Beckham, a senior counselor for the Office of Counter Terrorism and Security Preparedness with the Department of Homeland Security.