Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

SAO Press Releases

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.

For Immediate Release 12/12/16

Survivors Against Violence Everywhere “SAVE” and the Family Bereavement Center “FBC” (Office of the State’s Attorney) will host an evening of Joy, Peace, Laughter, Sharing, and Healing on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 6:00 p.m., City Hall, 100 N. Holliday Street, Curran Room, fourth floor.

 For Immediate Release 12/12/16

Antonio Woods pled guilty to the possession of a regulated firearm after being convicted of a crime of violence. Woods was on active parole for a 2007 armed robbery conviction, when he was discovered driving his personal vehicle without a license while “escorting” dirt bike riders through the City. Assistant State’s Attorney Laura Sambataro prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 12/7/16

In September, the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City (SAO) and the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) announced the creation of a joint unit dedicated to the elimination of gun violence in the City.

For Immediate Release 12/6/2016 

Brandon Payton has been sentenced to life plus 20 years for the murder of Steven Bass. In September Payton was convicted  of first and second degree murder, as well as the use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence.

Assistant State's Attorney Adam Lane Chaudry prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 11/28/2016

Antwan Eldridge and Daquan Middleton both face a maximum of 55 years in prison after Baltimore City Circuit Judge Stephen Sfekas found them guilty of robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, assault in the first degree and theft.


For Immediate Release 11/22/2016

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City (SAO) recently received a $2.4 M grant from the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) through the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Crime Victims Fund tosignificantly expand and improve services to victims and witnesses of crime.