Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

SAO Press Releases

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.