Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

SAO Press Releases

For Immediate Release 6/1/2017

West Baltimore — Lenny Epps was convicted of eight counts—including first degree rape, false imprisonment, and using a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence— stemming from a rape and seven hour standoff with police in 2015. At the time, Epps was on federal parole for murdering a state’s witness in 1984.

For Immediate Release 6/1/2017

West Baltimore— Alvin Spriggs was convicted of first degree murder, using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence, and possessing a firearm as a disqualified person. Spriggs was accused of ambushing 23-year-old Todd Dillard outside of a local business. Keasha Hannah, who drove Spriggs away from the crime scene immediately after the shooting, was convicted of being an accessory to the murder after the fact.

For Immediate Release 5/26/2017

Sinead McNair and Alvin Thompson each pled guilty to one count of child abuse resulting in death. The couple was charged after their two-year-old child died of a methadone overdose.

Assistant State’s Attorney Brian Marsh prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 5/18/2017

Carl Cooper was convicted to life suspend all but 50 years plus 10 years to run consecutive to the life sentence for one count of attempted first degree murder, three counts of using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence, three counts of reckless endangerment, two counts of first degree assault, one count of illegally transporting a firearm, and one count of being a felon in possession of a regulated firearm.

For Immediate Release 5/18/2017

Southwest Baltimore—Rudolph Datcher was convicted by a Baltimore City jury of attempted voluntary manslaughter, first degree assault, using a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence, reckless endangerment, possession of an unregistered shotgun, and discharging a firearm.

Assistant State’s Attorney Judson Arnold prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 5/25/2017

Southwest Baltimore— Tariq Washington was found guilty of four drug related charges, including possession with the intent to distribute heroin and cocaine.

Assistant State’s Attorney Jay Malik prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 5/15/2017

Today, Judge Julie Rubin sentenced Gregg Thomas to life plus 35 years, without the possibility of parole for the first ten years for attempted first degree murder of Baltimore Police Sergeant Keith McNeill, the use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence, as well as prohibited possession of a gun.

Assistant State’s Attorney Traci Robinson prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 5/12/2017

South Baltimore— Quinton Heard received a Life sentence after prosecutors from the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City’s Major Investigations Unit (MIU) teamed up with colleagues from the Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU) to bring Heard’s case up at a violation of probation hearing. Heard was released from prison in 2013 on parole for a first degree murder in 1996 for which he received a life sentence.

For Immediate Release 5/11/2017

Northeast Baltimore—Arnillo James Parks was convicted of first and second degree assault, as well as two counts of reckless endangerment, stemming from a 2016 attack with a 2x4 against his ex-girlfriend while she was holding their 6-month-old son.

For Immediate Release 5/11/2017

Central Baltimore— Omanuel Johnson was 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.