SAO Press Releases
Baltimore's Youth Talent Featured at #BmorePopUp Event Hosted by the SAO
For Immediate Release 7/15/17
Central Baltimore –The Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City (SAO) continued its #BmorePopUp series for Baltimore's youth, hosting 80 children at the Arena Players for a youth talent show last night.
SAO Hosts "Flashback Friday" Dance Mixer in East Baltimore
For Immediate Release 7/8/2017
East Baltimore –The Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City (SAO) continued its summer of fun for Baltimore's youth, hosting over 100 children at the Madison Square Recreation Center.
Indebted Couple Plot Deadly Robbery
For Immediate Release 7/3/2017
Eastern District— Nickole Washington was found guilty of second degree murder of Nelson Mandela Dakurah, conspiracy to rob, and attempted robbery.
SAO Hosts Summer Pool Party for over 500 Children in Druid Hill Park
For Immediate Release 7/1/2017
West Baltimore – Yesterday the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City (SAO) hosted a pool party for over 500 children at Druid Hill Park. The SAO partnered with the Office of the Mayor, Baltimore Police Department, the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, Baltimore City Schools, Retailer DTLR, H & S Bakery, Ellis Brown, Center for Urban Families, Empowerment Temple, Zion Baptist Church and Baltimore City Teachers Union to put on week four of the #BmorePopUp event series.
Woman Admits to Filming Violent Wyman Park Robbery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6/28/2017
Central Baltimore—Zannay Laws was sentenced this week to 20 years in prison, suspend all but two years, with five years of probation for filming a violent armed robbery in Wyman Park. She pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery. The State argued for 20 years, suspend all but five years, with five years of probation.
Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City Launches the Junior State's Attorney Program for the Third Summer
For Immediate Release 6/27/2017
The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City launched the 2017 Junior State’s Attorney (Jr. SA) program for the third summer at War Memorial Plaza today with the “swearing in” of 45 current and rising Baltimore City ninth grade students. During the ceremony, participants received official Jr. SA blazers and were pinned by Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.
VRO Facing Life Plus 50 Years Following MIU Conviction for Sexual Assault on a 16-Year Old Girl
For Immediate Release 6/26/2017
Southeast Baltimore - After three days of trial, Major Investigations Unit (MIU) Assistant State’s Attorney Rich Gibson obtained a guilty verdict in State v. Anthony Johnson.
Johnson, a South Eastern District violent repeat offender and high priority suspect, was charged with first degree assault; first degree sexual assault; and other related assault and firearms charges.
#BmorePopUp Series Makes its way to East Baltimore
For Immediate Release 6/24/17
East Baltimore – The #BmorePopUp event series made its way to East Baltimore for the first time last night. Over 400 of Baltimore's youth attended the 3rd installment of the #BmorePopUp series hosted by the Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City in partnership with the Office of the Mayor, Baltimore Police Department, Baltimore City Schools, Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks and Retailer DTLR.
Two Men Receive More Than a Century Worth of Prison Time for Murder
For Immediate Release 6/23/2017
Spence Jeffers and Steven Johnson were sentenced this week in connection to the killing of Kevin Gray. Jeffers and Johnson were both sentenced to 110 years for conspiracy to commit murder; second degree murder; using a handgun to commit a crime of violence; and being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm.
Assistant State’s Attorney Patrick Seidel prosecuted the case.
Gun Offender Receives 10-Year Sentence GVED Conviction on Drug and Weapons Charges
For Immediate Release 6/23/2017
Central Baltimore— Omanuel Johnson was sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted by a Baltimore City jury of several drug and weapons charges including possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession of a regulated firearm by a prohibited person.
Gun Violence Enforcement Division (GVED) prosecutor Daniel Murphy prosecuted the case.