For Immediate Release 8/7/2017
East Baltimore—Jerrell Creighton pled guilty to two counts of possessing a firearm as a prohibited person. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison with the first five years to be served without the possibility of parole.
Assistant State’s Attorney Anna Mantegna prosecuted the case.
On February 8, 2017, Baltimore Police executed a search and seizure warrant on a residence in the 700 block of North Streeper Street in East Baltimore’s Madison East-End neighborhood. Creighton—the target of the raid—was taken into custody as he exited the residence. He told police that there were drugs, a shotgun, and a revolver inside the residence.
Police recovered the guns and suspected drugs from Creighton’s bedroom—along with more than $3,200 in cash.
“We are holding those who elect to sell drugs and carry guns accountable for their poor choices,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “I urge the criminal element to really think about whether selling drugs and toting guns is worth their freedom, or more importantly, their lives.”