Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

SAO Press Releases

For Immediate Release 2/16/2018

East Baltimore — Eron Johnson was convicted by a Baltimore City jury of second degree assault and first degree sex offense. 

Assistant State’s Attorneys Jennifer McAllister and Robert Render prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 2/16/2018

Annapolis, MD  Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and a number of prosecutors and law enforcement officers from around the State testified before the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on behalf of Senate Bill 270 (SB 270).

For Immediate Release: 2/16/18

East Baltimore — Malcolm Coleman and Shareef Armstead were convicted of first degree attempted murder along with several other lesser included counts stemming from a January 2017 shooting. Coleman and Shareef were both sentenced to Life in prison, suspend all but 40 years.

Assistant State’s Attorneys Natalie Hynum and Dan Murphy of the Gun Violence Enforcement Division prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release: 2/9/18

West Baltimore — Anthony Clark Jr. was convicted of second degree murder, attempted second degree murder, and two counts of using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence. Assistant State’s Attorney Kurt Bjorklund prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release: 2/8/18

South Baltimore — Carrington Sturgis and Frank Barnett were convicted by a Baltimore City jury for their roles in the murder of William Johnson in 2016. Sturgis was found guilty of first degree murder; using a handgun in a crime of violence; wearing, carrying, or transporting a handgun (WCT HG); being a felon in possession of a handgun; and conspiracy to WCT HG. Barnett was found guilty of WCT HG, being a felon in possession of a handgun, and conspiracy to WCT HG.

 Assistant State’s Attorneys Bethany Durand and Jeffrey Hann prosecuted the case.

For Immediate release: 2/5/2018

Northwest Baltimore — Damon Alexander was sentenced to two Life sentences plus 110 years for a mass shooting outside of a store in November 2016. Alexander was convicted of two counts of first degree murder; two counts of attempted first degree murder; two counts of attempted second degree murder; and several handgun charges.

Assistant State’s Attorney Elizabeth Stock prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 2/1/18

West Baltimore— Devon Little was sentenced to Life plus 20 years after being convicted of the first degree murder of Levon Stokes.

Additionally, Little was found guilty of illegally wearing, carrying, or transporting a firearm; using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence; and possessing a firearm as a disqualified person.

Assistant State’s Attorney Tonya LaPolla prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release: 1/30/18

Annapolis, MD — Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby joined over 14 lawmakers, law enforcement partners and advocates to testify before the House Judicial Proceedings Committee in support of House Bill 301 – The Repeat Sexual Predator Prevention Act of 2018.

For Immediate Release: 1/30/18

Central Baltimore Carrdai Butler was sentenced to two Life sentences plus 35 years for murder. His co-conspirator Ivan Johnson was sentenced to Life plus 25 years.

Both men were convicted of first degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and use of a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence. Butler was also convicted of being a felon in possession of a handgun.

Assistant State’s Attorneys Rita Wisthoff-Ito and Alexander Rothstein prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release: 1/30/18 

East Baltimore — Ignatius Lawrence Jr. was sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years after being convicted of first degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, using a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence, and two additional gun charges.

Assistant State’s Attorney Michael J. Dunty prosecuted the case.