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Baltimore, Md (July 27, 2021) — Delvin Ford, Raymond Hamilton, and David Kelly have been found guilty of various offenses including drug distribution, firearm violations, and rape in their respective cases prosecuted by the Baltimore City State's Attorney’s Office. 

Delvin Ford was found guilty of Possession of a Firearm After Being Disqualified and Wear, Carry, and Transport of a Handgun. He faces a maximum sentence of 18 years with the first five years not eligible for parole.  Sentencing is scheduled for September 16, 2021.  Assistant State’s Attorney Vanea Morrell prosecuted the case.

Raymond Hamilton was found guilty of Firearm Drug Trafficking, CDS - Possession of Firearms, Possession of a Regulated Firearm, Illegal Possession of Ammunition, and Possession of CDS with Intent to Distribute.  Hamilton was sentenced to 15 years, suspending all but five years without parole and two years’ probation.  Assistant State’s Attorney Richard Boucher prosecuted this case. 

David Kelly was found guilty of Second Degree Rape and will be sentenced on December 15, 2021. Kelly faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Assistant State's Attorneys Jerry Jones and Jin Kim prosecuted this case. 

"All too often we hear about the problem of repeat offenders on our streets without following up on the outcome after they are arrested and prosecuted,” said State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “These convictions are a testament to the talents of my prosecutors and our commitment to pursing justice."

Ford Case Details:

On May 15, 2020, at approximately 8:40 p.m. in the 600 block of N. Glover Street, Baltimore Police Department (BPD) officers were conducting a handgun arrest.  On CCTV cameras, officers observed Melvin Ford in the area of 400 N Glover Street.  As officers approached, Melvin turned around and began walking away from officers.  While watching the CCTV footage, an officer noticed bulges in Melvin’s pants.  Melvin walked over to a Black Lincoln, opened the door and sat inside.  At this time, the officer was able to zoom in using CCTV and it appeared as if Melvin was placing something in the vehicle. 

While seated in the vehicle with his feet hanging out, Melvin leaned to the side with one shoulder raised as if he was retrieving something from his pants.  Moments later the defendant, Mr. Delvin Ford, was seen at the same vehicle and before sitting down, exactly as Melvin did, reached toward the floor.  The Defendant Melvin quickly exited the vehicle and walked away from officers.

Officers arrived at the vehicle in question, which had been locked by the Defendant, and shone their flashlights into it.  Looking into the vehicle, the officers did not see any objects on the floorboard.  Once officers left and located the Defendant Melvin around the corner away from the vehicle, they attempted to get his attention to stop, but the Defendant started running away.  While fleeing, the Defendant grabbed at his waistband area several times. 

Believing the Defendant was armed, officers continued to pursue until they were able to catch Ford, where they struggled to free his hands that were holding a firearm.  Officers were able to recover the weapon, a black Ruger LCP handgun.  The Defendant was prohibited from possessing a firearm at the time of the arrest due to prior charges of Armed Robbery in 2013 in Baltimore City and Possession of Contraband in a Place of Confinement in 2015 in Washington County.

Hamilton Case Details:

On September 30, 2019, at the 2500 block of Ashland Avenue, Harford County Sherriff’s Office officers executed a lawfully obtained search and seizure warrant.  The target of this warrant was Raymond Hamilton.  During the search of the home, officers located and recovered the following from Hamilton’s bedroom: one .380 Taurus Handgun loaded with 10 live rounds; mail in Hamilton's name; multiple bags containing 151 grams of white powdery substance suspected to be Fentanyl; a bag containing approximately two grams of brown powder suspected to be heroin;  and two bags containing approximately ten grams of gel capsules of the suspected drug Fentanyl.  Hamilton is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition due to a 2013 CDS Distribution conviction from in Harford County. 

Kelly Case Details:

On June 17, 2019, the victim went to visit David Kelly at his apartment located at 2 N. Smallwood Street. While inside of his apartment, Kelly began to demand sex from the victim. He began to kiss the victim on the neck and touch her inappropriately. The victim said she used all her force to try to get Kelly off of her, but he held on and they fell to the floor. At that time, Kelly began grabbing the victim’s hair and telling her to take all of her clothes off. Kelly continued to violate the victim and demand sex from her. When she refused, he began to punch her on her head causing bruising and swelling to her face, specifically around her mouth and eye. Additionally, he caused swelling to her lower back. After being hit several times, the victim stopped resisting and Kelly proceeded to rape her. While he was assaulting the victim, the victim said she reached for her phone and called 911, but Kelly grabbed her and started punching her in the face causing her to lose three teeth. After the attack, Kelly apologized and allowed the victim to get dressed and leave his apartment. The police were called and the victim was transported to Mercy Medical Center.