Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

SAO Press Releases

For Immediate Release 1/17/2017

Last week, Martinez Thomas pled guilty to two handgun charges in connection to a drug raid conducted by Baltimore Police in May 2016. Assistant State’s Attorney Danielle Cardin prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 1/12/2017

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby joined Governor Larry Hogan, Senator James Brochin, and representatives of the Maryland State’s Attorney’s Association (MSAA) to announce critical legislation that will give prosecutors and courts the tools they need to ensure just outcomes in serial sexual assault and serial child molestation cases.

For Immediate Release 1/12/2017

Earlier this week, Stacy Plater, a member of the Baltimore Police Department, was convicted of misconduct in office. Prosecutors assigned to the Public Trust and Police Integrity Unit within the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City successfully prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 1/11/2017

Raymond Drumgoole was convicted of nine counts relating to the illegal possession of a firearm on Tuesday. He will serve 10 years—the first five without parole— in prison for his crimes. Drumgoole, who was on probation at the time of his arrest, is backing up 12 years of prison time for a 2008 drug conviction. Assistant State’s Attorney Stephanie Malcolm prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 1/11/2017

Marlo Lomax and Gary Ward face life sentences for ambushing a couple at a bus stop. Lomax was convicted of attempted first degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, two counts of use of a handgun during the commission of a crime of violence, and first degree assault. Ward was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder, two handgun violations including use of a handgun during the commission of a crime of violence and use of a handgun by a prohibited person, as well as first degree assault. Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) Traci Robinson prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 1/10/2017

Trace Hanse will spend life in prison for the first degree murder of Sierra Burley in 2016. In addition to Hanse’s first degree murder conviction, he was also found guilty of first degree assault, two counts of use of a handgun in a crime of violence, prohibited possession and home invasion. Hanse was sentenced to Life plus 25 years for his crimes.

Assistant State’s Attorney Traci Robinson successfully prosecuted this case.

For Immediate Release 1/10/2017

Ronald Cornish was sentenced Monday to Life in prison after a jury found him guilty of the first degree murder of Warren Boone, as well as handgun violations including the use of a handgun during the commission of a crime of violence and use of a handgun by a prohibited person. Assistant State’s Attorney Angela Diehl prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 1/10/2017

Kemo Owens was convicted of robbing a downtown 7-Eleven store in June, 2016 and now faces 25 years in prison for his crime. Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) Matt Pillion successfully prosecuted the case.

On June 13, 2016, Owens ran into the 7-Eleven located at 10 N. Calvert Street, directly across the street from the two Baltimore City circuit courthouses, at approximately 10:00 p.m. wearing a mask, a brown shirt, dark pants, latex gloves and a distinct pair of black and white basketball shoes. He jumped over the counter and pressed an unknown object into the cashier’s back. The cashier opened the cash drawer, and Owens snatched the drawer containing approximately $400 and fled from the scene.

For Immediate Release 1/5/2017

Convicted sex offender, Jack Johnson, was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday evening. He was found guilty of several counts of assault, false imprisonment and various sex offense charges.

Assistant State’s Attorneys Michele Lambert and Natalie Amato prosecuted the case. 

For Immediate Release 12/23/16

This week Wilbert Carter was convicted of involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and confining a child unattended.