Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

SAO Press Releases

For Immediate Release: 8/14/2018

Baltimore -  Former Baltimore City Police Officer Arthur Williams was indicted by a Baltimore City Grand Jury earlier this afternoon. 

This case will be prosecuted by the Police Trust and Police Integrity Unit under the direction of Chief Stacy Ann Llewellyn.

For Immediate Release: 8/7/18

East Baltimore — A Baltimore City jury found Derek Black guilty of first degree murder and using a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence.

Assistant State’s Attorney David Owens prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release: 8/6/18

Baltimore — State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, several SAO staff, community members and family members were on hand throughout the day for the 2018 Junior State’s Attorney (JSA) mock trial competition, which serves as the annual culmination of each JSA cohort.

The JSA program is a six-week, paid summer enrichment program for current and rising 9th graders who live in under-served and high-crime neighborhoods. This initiative builds trust and faith in the criminal justice system among Baltimore City’s youth, while exposing them to the criminal justice profession, rather than the system.

For Immediate Release

Northeast Baltimore — Jivon Brown was convicted by a Baltimore City jury of voluntary manslaughter, use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence, reckless endangerment, and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) Patrick Seidel prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release: 7/30/18

West Baltimore — Steven Millhouse was sentenced to Life plus 22 years in prison after being convicted of first degree murder, use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence, and conspiracy to commit murder.

Assistant State’s Attorney Rita Wisthoff-Ito prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release: 7/24/18

Northwest Baltimore  Keith Hayes and Travis Burroughs were both convicted of several charges relating to the sexual assault of two 14-year-old girls — including second-degree rape and conspiracy to commit second-degree rape. Burroughs was also convicted of two counts of false imprisonment.

Assistant State’s Attorney Robert Render prosecuted the case.

On March 14, 2017, Baltimore Police responded to a report of a rape. Police met with two victims who both stated they were raped inside a vacant house in the 3300 block of Woodland Avenue.

For Immediate Release: 7/23/18

East Baltimore — Today, a Baltimore City jury found Robert Rainey guilty of the first degree murder of Dartania “Troy” Tibbs. Rainey was also convicted of using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence; as well as, being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm.

Assistant State’s Attorney Patrick Seidel prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release: 7/23/18

Southeast Baltimore — Shawn Batten was sentenced to 60 years in prison after he was convicted of attempted second degree murder, first degree assault, attempted armed robbery, burglary in the first degree, and using a handgun in commission a crime of violence. 

Assistant State’s Attorney Natalie Hynum of the Gun Violence Enforcement Division, along with former Assistant State’s Attorney Robert M. Perkins, III prosecuted this case.

For Immediate Release: 7/20/18

Northeast Baltimore  Marco Holmes was sentenced to 50 years in prison after being found guilty of the second degree murder of his girlfriend, Tonja Chadwick, and dumping her in Daisy Field in early 2017. He was also convicted of using a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence; as well as, wearing, carrying, or transporting a hand gun.

Assistant State’s Attorney Michael Dunty prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release: 7/18/18

Southeast Baltimore — A jury convicted Jermaine Harrell of the first-degree assault of a business owner who asked him to stop urinating in front of his business. Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) Allison Mainen prosecuted the case.