Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

SAO Press Releases

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.

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.

For Immediate Release 6/23/2017

West Baltimore - Charles Underwood pleaded guilty Thursday to second degree murder. Underwood is responsible for the 2016 murder of Davon Bridgeforth. Underwood received a 25 year sentence for his crime. 

Assistant State’s Attorney Traci Robinson prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 6/23/2017

Keia Hicks was convicted by a Baltimore City jury of theft of more than $10,000 but less than $100,000, credit card theft, and identity fraud. Assistant State’s Attorney Christopher Sandmann prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 6/22/2017

The Court denied juvenile transfer motions for Daquan Middleton and Antwan Eldridge, after both were convicted of assault and robbery charges stemming from a group attack that lead to the death of cyclist Robert Ponsi. Juvenile Division Chief Gavin Patashnick argued against the transfer motions. 

Antwan Eldridge and Daquan Middleton were convicted in a Circuit Court bench trial, where they were both found guilty of robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, assault in the first degree and theft. Assistant State’s Attorney Charles Fitzpatrick prosecuted this case.

For Immediate Release 6/20/2017

Northwest Baltimore— Aubrey Stokes was sentenced to the maximum penalty of 33 years in prison for the second degree murder of Travis Dixon in 2015. A Baltimore City jury found Stokes guilty of stabbing Dixon to death and openly carrying a deadly weapon with the intent to injure him.

For Immediate Release 6/20/2017 

Southeast Baltimore—Terrell Watts, age 20, pled guilty to Second Degree Assault, Transporting a Handgun in a Vehicle, Illegal Possession of a Handgun, Fleeing and Eluding Causing Bodily Injury, and Hit and Run Causing Bodily Injury—stemming from his flight from the police that resulted in a collision with a car occupied by a family of four. 

For Immediate Release 6/7/2017

Today the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City in partnership with the Office of the Mayor, Baltimore Police Department and Retailer DTLR announced the location of its first Youth “Pop Up” Event. Baltimore City teenagers are invited to a “Skate Night” at Shake & Bake Family Fun Center located at 1601 Pennsylvania Avenue in the West Baltimore Upton neighborhood. The event is free to all youth, to include complimentary entrance to the venue and skate rental.

For Immediate Release 6/13/2017

Northwest Baltimore—Avery Little was found guilty of the second degree murder of Derrill Crawley. He was also convicted of using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence and illegally wearing, carrying or transporting a handgun before Judge Julie Rubin.  

Assistant State’s Attorney Traci Robinson prosecuted the case. 

For Immediate Release 6/16/2017

East Baltimore— A jury found 30-year-old Ignatius Lawrence Jr. guilty of First Degree Murder, Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder, and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Crime of Violence; as well as Wear, Carry and Transport of a Handgun and Possession of a Regulated Firearm after being convicted of a disqualifying crime.

Assistant State’s Attorney Michael J. Dunty prosecuted the case.