Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

SAO Press Releases

For Immediate Release 8/22/2016

Kenneth “Slay” Jones, a known Black Guerilla Family (BGF) hitman was sentenced to two life sentences plus 15 years after being convicted in a multi-defendant gang prosecution initiated by the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City (SAO) in 2013. The SAO’s Major Investigations Unit (MIU) indicted nearly 50 individuals who were associates or members of BGF. The defendants were accused of operating in the East Baltimore neighborhood of Greenmount.

For Immediate Release 8/12/2016

Reginald Love, the final defendant involved in the murder of one-year-old Carter Scott, was convicted of first degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, attempted first degree murder and two handgun charges.

For Immediate 8/11/16

Public Enemy # 1, Christopher Goode, has been sentenced to 33 years incarceration for attempted murder in the second degree and openly wearing and carrying a dangerous weapon with the intent to injure.

For Immediate Release 8/10/2016

My office looks forward to reviewing the Department of Justice's civil rights investigation into the Baltimore City Police Department, but the report will likely confirm what many in our city already know or have experienced first hand.

For Immediate Release 8/8/2016

Wayne Anthony Green Jr. has been sentenced to 22 years, suspend all but 11 years, after pleading guilty to gross vehicular homicide, fleeing and eluding involving death, and driving on a suspended license. Green’s actions resulted in the death of one-year-old Jeremiah Perry, who was sitting in his stroller at a bus stop with his mother and seven-year-old sister.

For Immediate Release 8/4/2016

Serial Rapist Michael Privette is scheduled for sentencing on September 21, 2016, after pleading guilty to three counts of first degree rape, and one count of first degree sex offense. He faces life, with all but 40 years of incarceration suspended.

For Immediate Release 8/4/2016

Lester Ashe could spend the next 25 years in prison after shooting man who attempted to break up a fight. Ashe pled guilty to attempted second degree murder, and use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence.

For Immediate Release 8/4/2016

Today a Baltimore jury found Baltimore Police Officer Wesley Cagle, guilty of first degree assault and use of a handgun in a crime of violence. In August of 2015, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis announced the charging of Officer Wesley Cagle.

For Immediate Release 8/4/2016

In partnership with the Baltimore Police Department, my office conducted a thorough investigation that revealed Mr. Cagle’s actions were criminal in nature and we thereby pursued justice in this case as vigorously as we do in all cases.

For Immediate Release 8/3/2016
Donnell Walker was convicted of first degree murder, use of a firearm in a crime of violence, and reckless endangerment for executing Victor Gwaltney and shooting another man.