Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

SAO Press Releases

For Immediate Release 11/22/2016

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City (SAO) recently received a $2.4 M grant from the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) through the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Crime Victims Fund tosignificantly expand and improve services to victims and witnesses of crime. 

For Immediate Release 11/21/2016

Jerrod Battle has been sentenced to 65 years in prison for second degree murder, use of a firearm in the crime of violence, and being a prohibited possession of a regulated firearm. Battle was found guilty after a jury trial on September 9, 2016.

For Immediate Release 11/18/2016

Former Baltimore Police Officer Wesley Cagle has been sentenced to 12 years after an August 2015 conviction of first degree assault and use of handgun in the commission of a crime of violence.

For Immediate Release 11/18/2016

Devon Temple faces a maximum of 53 years in prison, after a jury found him guilty of second degree murder, use of a handgun in a crime of violence and two counts of wear, carry or transport of a dangerous weapon.

For Immediate Release 11/17/2016

Michael Griffin has been sentenced to 125 years in prison after he was convicted on five counts of sexual abuse of a minor in September. For five years Griffin sexually abused his girlfriend’s adopted daughter.

For Immediate Release 11/17/2016

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City is set to host its second annual Winter Solstice, benefitting victims and witnesses of crime, on Thursday, December 1, 2016. The event will be held at the Radisson Hotel Inner Harbor and will feature dinner, dancing, awards, and an open bar. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

For Immediate Release 11/15/2016

Jerome Floyd, 76, has been sentenced to a maximum sentence of 45 years in prison after being convicted of sex abuse of a minor and second degree sex offense in August.

For Immediate Release 11/4/2016

Ronald Cornish could spend the rest of his life behind bars after a jury found him guilty of four handgun crimes and first degree murder on Thursday afternoon.

For Immediate Release 10/27/16

Todd Graves will spend the next 14 years behind bars after a judge sentenced him to 25 years, suspend all but 14, for sex abuse of a minor and third-degree sex offense. Additionally, the defendant received 5 years probation and will be required to register as a lifetime sex offender.

For Immediate Release 10/25/2016

Today, Adam Melvin was sentenced to 65 years in prison for second degree murder, use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence, and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.