Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

SAO Press Releases

For Immediate Release 11/23/15

Jerome Wiley was found guilty Monday of ten charges stemming from his involvement as an accomplice in a robbery of a Baltimore woman. Assistant State’s Attorney Michael Hudak prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 11/21/2015

The Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office will host its first annual Winter Solstice benefitting victims and witnesses of crime on December 3rd. At the event, the Office will also recognize the community leaders and staff whose dedication have contributed to making Baltimore City a safer place.

For Immediate Release 11/19/15

Tremaine Washington has been sentenced to life suspend all but 40 years after pleading  guilty to the first-degree murder of Truc Ly Nguyen and the attempted first-degree murder of Derrick Wallace.

For Immediate Release 11/16/2015

Michael McCarthy was sentenced to life plus 3 years for the stabbing death of 28-year-old Tieisha Wilson. A jury found McCarthy guilty of first degree murder and carrying a knife with the intent to injure in August.

“I am outraged about the city’s homicides. It’s not just 300 individuals, it’s 300 families and communities destroyed.

For Immediate Release 11/12/15

Devon Fergerson was sentenced Thursday to two consecutive Life Sentences plus 55 years for the brazen double murder of two brothers in Upper Fells Point. Fergerson was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of using a handgun while committing a crime of violence, and one count of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm.

For Immediate Release 11/10/15

Gabrielle Smith was sentenced Tuesday to 33 years in prison for the second-degree murder of Latreisha Gowdy. Assistant State’s Attorney Kurt Bjorklund successfully argued for the bench to impose the maximum penalty available on Gowdy.

For Immediate Release 11/9/2015

Tyrone Servance, 24, has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.

For Immediate Release 11/9/15

Troy McLean was sentenced to 33 years in prison for the stabbing death of Arrington Sydnor. A Baltimore jury found McLean guilty of second-degree murder, reckless endangerment, and openly carrying a dangerous weapon in September 2015. Assistant State’s Attorney Michelle Wilson prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 11/3/15

Purnell Rodriquez was found guilty Monday of first-degree murder for killing Terrence Rheubottom in March of 2013. Rodriquez was also convicted of possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence and for being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. The case was a retrial of a previous proceeding. Major Investigations Unit Assistant State’s Attorneys LaRai Everett and Michael Turiello prosecuted the case.