Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

SAO Press Releases

For Immediate Release 2/24/2017

East Baltimore— Steven Marshall was convicted by a Baltimore City jury of possession of a firearm after being previously convicted of a disqualifying crime. Marshall faces a maximum sentence of 15 years—5 of which he must serve without the possibility of parole— for his crime.

For Immediate Release 2/23/2017

Central/East Baltimore— Namon Leggett was sentenced to 30 years—suspend all but 12 years—for carjacking a man near the campus of Johns Hopkins University (JHU). Assistant State’s Attorney Alex Rothstein prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 2/17/2017

Northwest Baltimore— Aubrey Stokes faces a maximum of 33 years in prison for the second degree murder of Travis Dixon in 2015. On Wednesday, a Baltimore City jury found Stokes guilty of stabbing Dixon to death and openly carrying a deadly weapon with the intent to injure him. Assistant State’s Attorney Sharon R. Holback prosecuted the case.

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For Immediate Release 2/13/2017

Today, Gregg Thomas was convicted of the attempted first degree murder of Baltimore Police Sergeant Keith McNeill. He was also found guilty of use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence, as well as prohibited possession of a gun.

For Immediate Release 2/13/2017

On February 10, 2017, Wilbert Carter received an 8-year sentence for involuntary manslaughter and 30-days for confining a child unattended in a motor vehicle. Carter’s sentences will run concurrently. Carter was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for the abandonment of his 2-year old daughter in a locked car for more than 16 hours on June 22, 2015. Temperatures reached a high of 89 degrees Fahrenheit while his daughter, Leasia, remained in the vehicle.

For Immediate Release 2/9/2017

James Shaw Jr. was sentenced to 40 years in prison suspend all but 25 years for the second degree murder of Steven Krug. In addition to second degree murder, Shaw was also convicted of using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence.

For Immediate Release 1/31/2017

West Baltimore— A jury convicted Glenn Banks in October of 2016 for the murder of Darryl Whitehead, II. Late last week, Banks was sentenced to 60 years in prison for Second Degree Murder, use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence, and prohibited possession of a firearm.

For Immediate Release 1/31/2017

West Baltimore— Trannie Hayes was sentenced to the maximum penalty of 50 years in prison for the Second Degree Murder of Eddie Blick and for using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence.

For Immediate Release 1/27/2017

Northwest Baltimore—Today, a jury found Delvonta Morten guilty of the 1st Degree murder of Kevin Cannady, as well as 3-handgun violations including the use of a handgun during the commission of a crime of violence and  use of a handgun by a prohibited person. Morten is now facing life imprisonment. Assistant State’s Attorney Angela Diehl prosecuted the case.