Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

SAO Press Releases

For Immediate Release 6/16/15

James Pitts and Tyrell Brogden were sentenced to lengthy prison sentences last week for the murder of Charles Johnson—who was beat to death with what investigators believe to be a utility wrench. Assistant State’s Attorney Sharon Holback prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 6/15/15

Michael Douglas, also known as Michael Johnson, was sentenced Monday to 50 years in prison for the murder of his longtime girlfriend and mother of his children, Rockelle Harper. Douglas was convicted of second-degree murder and weapons charges. Assistant State’s Attorney Charles Blomquist prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 6/12/15

Charles Morris was sentenced to 50 years in prison Friday for the second-degree murder of David Armstrong. Assistant State’s Attorney Traci Robinson prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 6/11/15

Dondre Roberts admitted Tuesday to a violation of probation as part of an earlier guilty plea to second-degree murder and attempted murder.

For Immediate Release 6/9/15

Gary Knight has been sentenced to 20 years for second-degree rape, and 10 years, suspend all but 5, for second-degree assault for his role in a gang rape of a woman in East Baltimore in 2009. Knight is currently serving time on federal conspiracy charges.

For Immediate Release 6/9/15

 William Stokes was has been convicted for the attempted murder of Marshall Dorsey.

For Immediate Release 6/8/2015 

A Fourth of July family barbecue in 2013 was interrupted by a hail of gunfire. Fortunately for the attendees no one was hurt. Today a judge sentenced Deandre Easley to Life suspend all but 20 years for attempted first degree murder and several weapons charges for his role in the incident.

For Immediate Release 6/4/2015

Joseph Beatty, 23, has been sentenced to 25 years, suspend all but 15 years, for the brutal beating of Curtis White. 

For Immediate Release 6/4/15

Britany Powers was sentenced Wednesday to Life, suspend all but 50 years, for the first degree murder of Gwendolyn Johnson and Life, suspend all but 30 years, for the attempted murder of Cha-Donna Chase.

For Immediate Release 6/3/2015

 Angelo Lewis, 31, has plead guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Robbery after the victim, Ira Bonner, was robbed and subsequently left unconscious.