Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

SAO Press Releases

For Immediate Release 12/8/2015

Joseph Oglesby has been sentenced to life in prison for the first degree murder of Ralph Timmons. Timmons was shot multiple times inside a home in the 1900 block of North Bentalou street in April of 2013.

For Immediate Release


The Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office hosted its first annual Winter Solstice, benefiting victims and witnesses of crime on December 3, 2015. More than 250 individuals attended the event, raising a total of $31,350.  

For Immediate Release 12/4/2015

A Baltimore City jury found Larry Gilmore and Ernest Flowers guilty of first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the death of 17-year-old Dejuan Willis.

For Immediate Release: 12/1/15

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City recently received a two-year, $425,000 grant from the US Department of Justice (USDOJ) to evaluate and reform the Office’s pretrial processes. Baltimore City was one of only four jurisdictions selected nationwide for an FY2015 Smart Prosecution Initiative grant.

For Immediate Release 11/23/15

Jerome Wiley was found guilty Monday of ten charges stemming from his involvement as an accomplice in a robbery of a Baltimore woman. Assistant State’s Attorney Michael Hudak prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 11/21/2015

The Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office will host its first annual Winter Solstice benefitting victims and witnesses of crime on December 3rd. At the event, the Office will also recognize the community leaders and staff whose dedication have contributed to making Baltimore City a safer place.

For Immediate Release 11/19/15

Tremaine Washington has been sentenced to life suspend all but 40 years after pleading  guilty to the first-degree murder of Truc Ly Nguyen and the attempted first-degree murder of Derrick Wallace.

For Immediate Release 11/16/2015

Michael McCarthy was sentenced to life plus 3 years for the stabbing death of 28-year-old Tieisha Wilson. A jury found McCarthy guilty of first degree murder and carrying a knife with the intent to injure in August.

“I am outraged about the city’s homicides. It’s not just 300 individuals, it’s 300 families and communities destroyed.

For Immediate Release 11/12/15

Devon Fergerson was sentenced Thursday to two consecutive Life Sentences plus 55 years for the brazen double murder of two brothers in Upper Fells Point. Fergerson was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of using a handgun while committing a crime of violence, and one count of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm.