Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

SAO Press Releases

For Immediate Release 3/27/2018

South Baltimore— Antonio Green was convicted by a jury of possession of a regulated firearm by a disqualified person, resisting arrest, and obstructing and hindering a police officer in the performance of his official duties.

For Immediate Release 3/27/2018

Baltimore — Sergeant Chance Hellum, a correctional officer employed by the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS), was sentenced to 90 days of incarceration for misconduct in office after attacking an inmate. Additionally, Hellum received a five-year suspended sentence with three years of probation for second degree assault.

For Immediate Release 3/26/2018

South Baltimore—Baltimore Police Lieutenant Steven Bagshaw was convicted of felony theft (over $1,000 but less than $10,000) and misconduct in office.

Public Trust and Police Integrity Unit Chief StacyAnn Llewellyn and Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) Brandon Jones prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 3/26/18

South Baltimore — Dashonn Gipson was sentenced to life in prison for the first degree murder of Tiffany Lowery. He was also convicted and sentenced to 20 years for the use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence, and sentenced to 5 years for being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm.

Assistant State’s Attorney Traci Robinson prosecuted the case.

Immediate Release: 03/23/18

(Reported through March 23, 2018) The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City has concluded its initial assessment of the 284 cases impacted by the original seven federally indicted officers of the Baltimore Police Department’s former Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF). This assessment included a thorough evaluation of the materiality of the officers involved in each case.

For Immediate Release: 03/21/18

Baltimore—Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby joined over 60 prominent national law enforcement leaders from 28 jurisdictions representing more than 25 million people around the country in defending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The coalition of current sitting police chiefs, sheriffs, and chief prosecutors highlighted the essential benefits DACA provides to public safety by encouraging cooperation between immigrants and law enforcement, while also warning of the damage rescinding the program would bring to public trust.

For Immediate Release 3/20/18

Baltimore—Today, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby was joined by victim/witness advocates for the unveiling of the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City’s (SAO) new waiting space for individuals participating in criminal proceedings as victims of a crime or serving as a witness for the State. The room, which was renovated using Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant funding, was re-designed by Design Angels of America, who specialize in creating spaces for populations that have experienced trauma and use an “evidence-based” design approach.

For Immediate Release 3/14/2018
Baltimore— State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and Major Investigations Unit (MIU) Chief Gerald Collins stood with representatives from the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), Anne Arundel County Heroin Task Force, Maryland State Police (MSP), and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to announce the indictment of several senior members of a drug trafficking organization operating out of Cherry Hill.

For Immediate Release 3/14/2018

Central Baltimore—Corey Clark was sentenced to 74 years in prison and Marquis Alston received a sentence of 40 years, suspend all but 20 years, for attempting to rob two men at gunpoint which resulted in one of the men being shot in the back of the neck.

For Immediate Release 3/12/2018

Southwest Baltimore— Cory Williams was found guilty of the second degree murder of Deontae Bluefort, as well as using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence and conspiracy to use a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence. His co-defendant, Rodney Brooks, was found guilty of conspiracy to use a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence.