SAO Press Releases
Premeditated Murder Leads to Life Plus 20 Year Sentence
For Immediate Release: 12/19/17
North Baltimore — Devin Lee was sentenced to Life plus 20 years in prison for the first degree murder of Christopher Giles in 2015. Lee was also convicted of the use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence; as well as wearing, carrying, and transporting a handgun.
Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) Bethany Durand prosecuted the case.
Traffic Violation Results in Seizure of Guns, Drugs and 12 Years in Prison
For Immediate Release: 12/18/17
East Baltimore — George Spell was found guilty by a jury of all counts stemming from his arrest for felony narcotics and firearms violations, and sentenced to 12 years in prison. Assistant State’s Attorney Richard Boucher prosecuted the case.
Teen Faces Nearly 100 Years in Prison for Robbing Elderly Woman, Then Awaiting Cab Ride Home at Her Bedside for 30 Minutes
For Immediate Release: 12/15/17
South Baltimore — Orery Smith, 19, was convicted of first degree burglary, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and nine other robbery, gun, and assault charges. Assistant State’s Attorney Patrick Jennings prosecuted the case.
Police Shooter Sentenced to 60 Years in Prison
For Immediate Release: 12/15/17
Northeast Baltimore —Davi Ralph was sentenced to 60 years in prison after being convicted of shooting at police. Ralph was found guilty of first degree assault, use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence, being a felon in possession of a handgun after a disqualifying crime, and illegally carrying and transporting a handgun for firing a handgun at Baltimore Police officers during a foot pursuit.
Assistant State’s Attorneys Richard Gibson and Justin Dickman of the Major Investigations Unit prosecuted the case.
Two On One Assault Turns Deadly When Outnumbered Victim is Stabbed, Defendant Now Faces Life in Prison
For Immediate Release 12/11/2017
Central Baltimore— Jermaine Doggett was convicted by a Baltimore City jury of first degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon. Doggett’s co-defendant, Randy Case, was convicted of first degree assault. Assistant State’s Attorney Charles Fitzpatrick prosecuted the case.
Midday Murderers Sentenced to Life in Prison
For Immediate Release: 12/8/17
Central Baltimore — Vincent Barefoot and Derrick Jackson were convicted of the murder of Tayvon Cokley. Barefoot was sentenced to two Life sentences plus 20 years after being found guilty of first degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, using a firearm to commit a crime of violence, and illegally transporting a handgun. Jackson was sentenced to Life suspend all but 50 years plus an additional 10 years for first degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and being an accessory after the fact to murder.
Assistant State’s Attorney Charles Fitzpatrick prosecuted the case.
Sexual Predator and Robber Faces Life Plus 50 Years, Deportation for Sexual Assault
For Immediate Release: 12/6/17
Central Baltimore — Abou Goloko was convicted of first degree sex offense, third degree sex offense, attempted home invasion, attempted first degree burglary, and attempted robbery. Assistant State’s Attorney Jennifer McAllister prosecuted the case.
One Child Killed and Another Ejected from the Vehicle in Drunk Driving Accident, Driver Pleads Guilty
For Immediate Release: 12/4/17
Southwest Baltimore — Dominic McCoy pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter, two counts of causing life threatening injuries while driving under the influence, and driving under the influence while transporting a minor. The sentencing hearing is set for January 31, 2018.
Assistant State’s Attorney Rita Wistoff-Ito prosecuted the case.
Case Review Update Involving Body Worn-Camera Investigation Re-enactments and 8 Federally Indicted Officers (Reported through November 22, 2017)
For Immediate Release: 12/4/2017
The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City continues to employ significant resources to thoroughly assess questionable body-worn camera (BWC) incidents, as well as the 8 federally indicted officers of the former Baltimore Police Department Gun Trace Task Force. This assessment includes the evaluation of the materiality of cases related to the officers involved.
Driver Receives Mandatory 5 Years After Car Stop Yields Large Amounts of Drugs, Ammunition, and Loaded Guns
For Immediate Release: 11/28/17
North Baltimore — Twenty-five year old Treyvon Brown was convicted of 7 criminal counts, including use of a firearm in a drug trafficking crime, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and other related drug and gun charges. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison, suspend all but 5 years without the possibility of parole. Brown’s case stemmed from a felonious car stop in May of 2017. Brown has a prior conviction that prohibits him from possessing a firearm and ammunition.
Assistant State’s Attorney Cyndi Adkins prosecuted the case.