Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

SAO Press Releases

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.