Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

SAO Press Releases

For Immediate Release 8/26/2017

South Baltimore—The Office of the State’s Attorney hosted its final #PopUp event of the summer on Friday. The SAO hosted 100 youth at Cherry Hill’s Aquatic Center. The event was sponsored in partnership with Mayor Catherine Pugh, Office of City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young, Baltimore Police Department, Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks, and DTLR.

For Immediate Release 8/23/2017

South Baltimore—Andrew Brown was convicted of two counts of attempted armed robbery and using a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence. Assistant State’s Attorney Alex Rothstein of the Gun Violence Enforcement Division (GVED) prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 8/22/2017

West Baltimore— Frederick Catchings pled guilty to two counts of attempted first degree murder and the use of a handgun during the commission of a crime of violence. The SAO’s Major Investigation Unit (MIU) Chief Gerald Collins and Assistant State’s Attorney Laura Sambataro prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 8/22/2017

Central Baltimore— Vincent Barefoot and Derrick Jackson were convicted of the murder of Tayvon Cokley. Barefoot was 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 convicted of 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.

For Immediate Release 8/21/2017

Over the past few weeks, major concerns have arisen pertaining to the Baltimore Police Department’s use of body-worn camera (BWC) devices. Just as in the case of the seven (7) federally indicted officers, the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City (SAO) has been forced to employ significant resources in order to thoroughly evaluate questionable BWC incidents and all related cases pertaining to the officers involved. To date, all known questionable BWC activity has been referred to the Baltimore Police Internal Affairs Division and is currently under investigation.

For Immediate Release 8/18/2017

Northeast Baltimore—The Major Investigation Unit (MIU) within the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City successfully prosecuted Devin Edmonds, a member of the violent Northeast District's Alameda Drug Shop Crew.

After two weeks of trial, Edmonds was convicted of attempted second degree murder, as well as several counts of first degree assault; multiple counts of reckless endangerment; several counts of assault and conspiracy to commit assault in the first and second degree; and more than a half dozen firearms charges.

For Immediate Release 8/17/2017

Northeast Baltimore— Deon Phillips was convicted by a Baltimore City jury of unlawful possession of a firearm and theft of an item less than $1,000. Assistant State’s Attorney Mimi Zhuravitsky prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 8/16/2017

East Baltimore—Marion Daughton was sentenced to 100 years this week. She was dubbed Public Enemy #1 by Baltimore Police in September of 2016 and was found guilty of two counts of attempted second degree murder and two counts of using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence. Baltimore City jurors also found Daughton guilty of possessing a regulated firearm after being convicted of a disqualifying crime.

For Immediate Release 8/15/2017

Northeast Baltimore - Daryell Mack was convicted of second degree assault, as well as second and fourth degree sex offense. Assistant State’s Attorney Robert Render prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 8/10/2017

Southeast Baltimore—Wilfredo Abrego was sentenced to the maximum penalty of 45 years in prison after being found guilty earlier this year of rape, sexual abuse of a minor, and third degree sex offense. Agrego, 28, was prosecuted for impregnating a 13-year-old girl whom he claimed to love.