Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

SAO Press Releases

For Immediate Release 3/12/2018

Central Baltimore— Jermale Gibson was sentenced to 25 years in prison after being convicted in January 2018 of first degree assault and two handgun charges.

Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) Jennifer Brady prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 3/9/2018

Baltimore—The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City (SAO) has partnered with the Baltimore City Solicitor’s Office to  streamline the process for how the Internal Affairs (IA) documents of Baltimore Police Department (BPD) officers are reviewed and released during trial proceedings.

For Immediate Release 3/9/18

Central Baltimore — Jermaine Doggett was sentenced to Life plus 3 years after being convicted of the first degree murder of Darrell Webb. He was also found guilty of possession of a deadly weapon with the intent to injure. Doggett’s co-defendant, Randy Case, was sentenced to 15 years in prison after being convicted of first degree assault.

Assistant State’s Attorney Charles Fitzpatrick prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release: 3/8/18

Annapolis — Yesterday, the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee voted unanimously in support of Senate Bill 270—the Repeat Sexual Predator Prevention Act of 2018. For the past five legislative sessions, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has championed and lobbied for the passage of this legislation alongside law enforcement officials, advocates, and survivors across Maryland in an effort to strengthen tools for prosecutors in cases involving serial rapists and child molesters. During the 2016 session, the bill passed the Senate, but did not receive a vote in the House of Delegates.

Senate Bill 270 will go to the full Senate Chamber for a vote next week. 

For Immediate Release: 3/8/18

Baltimore — Sergeant Chance Hellum, a correctional officer employed by the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) was convicted of second degree assault and misconduct in office for attacking an inmate.

Assistant State’s Attorneys (ASA) Laura Sambataro and Michael Hudak of the Major Investigations Unit (MIU)prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release: 3/7/18

Southwest Baltimore — George Taylor was convicted of second degree murder; using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence; wearing, carrying, or transporting a handgun; and being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm.

Assistant State’s Attorney Sheryl Atkins prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release: 3/6/2018

Baltimore - Today, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby released the 2017 Annual Report for the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City (SAO), which highlights the agency’s performance in many key areas. A digital copy of the 2017 Annual Report can be found here.

For Immediate Release: 3/5/18 

Northwest Baltimore — Anne Kirsch was sentenced to 75 years in prison, suspend all but 30 years, after being convicted in a 2017 bench trial of manslaughter and child abuse resulting in death. 

Special Victims Unit Chief Anne Colt Leitess prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release: 2/26/18

West Baltimore— Educators and students from Renaissance Academy and Frederick Douglass high schools stood alongside State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby to announce the expansion of the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City’s (SAO) youth programming to include a new chronic absence and truancy reduction program—Project 17. Implemented through the Crime Control and Prevention (CCP) Unit, the program is another attempt for the SAO to proactively engage to the youth in an effort to prevent them from becoming entangled in the criminal justice system. 

For Immediate Release: 2/22/18

Central Baltimore — Quamonte Johnson pled guilty to conspiracy to commit carjacking. He also pled guilty to two counts of first degree sex offense for his role in a case where he was charged as a co-defendant in a carjacking, kidnapping, armed robbery, extortion by threat and sex offense case. Assistant State’s Attorney Stacie Sawyer prosecuted the case.