Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

SAO Press Releases

For Immediate Release 5/28/15

The State’s Attorney will take center stage at the UniverSoul Circus tomorrow to promote positive messages to youth in Baltimore City, through the “Your Life Matters” initiative. The State’s Attorney’s Office was asked to join this community outreach initiative on April 3rd, which will allow young people to showcase their talents and promote their capacity to do great things at the circus.

For Immediate 5/28/2015

Assistant State’s Attorney Amy Brown is crediting Community Liaison, Isaac Schleifer, with helping her gain crucial evidence to file felony charges against two people accused of robbing a woman as she walked with her children in the 3700 block of Clarinth Road.

For Immediate Release 5/28/2015

Serial rapist, Nelson Bernard Clifford, was sentenced today to 31 years and 6 months for sexual assault and theft. Clifford’s conviction represents the end of a cat and mouse game between Clifford, law enforcement, and the fulfillment of a major campaign promise from State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby to bring Clifford to justice.

For Immediate Release 5/28/2015

Carlos Wheeler was sentenced Thursday to Life in prison after being convicted of conspiracy to commit first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, and second degree assault. Law enforcement knows Wheeler as a member of a Broadway East drug gang known as the “Gucci Boys.” Attorneys from the Major Investigations Unit prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 5/26/15

Shelton “Six Nine” Burris— also known as Tyrone Burris— was sentenced to 50 years in prison for the murder of Baltimore Department of Public Works employee, Hubert Dickerson. Burris was found guilty of second-degree murder on May 14, 2015. He was also found guilty of weapon charges in connection to the murder.

For Immediate Release 5/21/15

Today Marilyn Mosby, State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, announces indictments against the six Baltimore City Police Officers for their alleged role in the death of Freddie Gray. The State’s Attorney’s Office conducted an independent investigation into this matter upon receiving notice of the incident and presented the evidence to the Grand Jury, who returned the indictments this afternoon.

For Immediate Release 5/20/15

Gary Knight was convicted of second-degree rape, second-degree assault, and false imprisonment for his role in a gang rape of a woman in East Baltimore in 2009. Knight who is currently serving time on federal conspiracy charges, faces more than 30 years for this conviction. Assistant State’s Attorney Stacie Sawyer prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 5/20/15

Brandon Miller was convicted on multiple counts of robbery and theft after robbing a Highlandtown area Wells Fargo Bank. Assistant State’s Attorney Adam Lane Chaudry prosecuted the case.

For Immediate Release 5/20/2015

Henry Carter, 21, faces 103 years behind bars in the murder of Ricky Price, and for the shooting of Gerald Jones.

For Immediate Release 5/19/15

Kevin Smith, 34, was found guilty of unlawfully possessing a handgun, and now faces a maximum of 15 years, first five without parole, behind bars. Assistant State’s Attorney Jesse Arnold prosecuted the case.