SAO Press Releases
MIU Cracks Attempted Murder Case, Takes Down Members of Violent Organization
For Immediate Release: 1/16/18
East Baltimore — Steven Feldman was sentenced to 30 years, suspend all but 15 years, after pleading guilty to attempted second degree murder. Feldman is a known affiliate of a violent criminal organization operating in the area of the 2300 block of Monument Street.
Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) Michael McAllister of the Major Investigations Unit (MIU) prosecuted the case, alongside MIU Chief Gerald Collins.
Man who Stole Car with Two Young Children In Tow Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison
For Immediate Release 1/10/2018
Southeast Baltimore— John Bowling was sentenced to 50 years, suspend all but 31 years, after being convicted of the false imprisonment of two children, aged 18-months and four years old. He was also found guilty of reckless endangerment and motor vehicle theft.
Murder Conspirator Receives Life Sentence
For Immediate Release 1/10/2018
Southwest Baltimore— Kaneilus Hull was sentenced to Life in prison for his involvement in the conspiracy to commit the May 2015 murder of Hassan Fields. Assistant State’s Attorney Kurt Bjorklund prosecuted the case.
Domestic Abuser Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison After Survivor Jumps from Window to Escape His Violent Wrath
For Immediate Release 1/2/18
Southwest Baltimore — Donte Lynch was sentenced to 10 years in prison with a consecutive five years suspended and five years of probation after being convicted of assault and reckless endangerment of his child’s mother. Assistant State’s Attorney Mimi Zhuravitsky prosecuted the case.
Three-Time Violent Repeat Offender Sentenced to Additional 35 Years After Stabbing a Fellow Inmate at the Baltimore City Detention Center
For Immediate Release: 1/2/18
Baltimore — Kemo Owens was sentenced to an additional 35 years of incarceration for stabbing a fellow prison inmate at the Baltimore City Detention Center. He was convicted of first degree assault and several other charges.
Assistant State’s Attorney Patrick Gracey prosecuted the case.
Man Faces Life Imprisonment After Gunning Down Woman
For Immediate Release 12/21/17
South Baltimore — Dashonn Gipson was found guilty of first degree murder, using a handgun in a crime of violence, and being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) Traci Robinson prosecuted the case.
Undercover Initiative Leads to 10-Year Prison Sentence
For Immediate Release: 12/21/17
West Baltimore — Antonio Smith was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to distributing heroin and conspiracy to distribute narcotics to an undercover police officer. Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) Jay Malik prosecuted the case.
State’s Attorney Hosts Toy Drive As Part of Larger Effort to Connect with the Community and Fight Crime
Baltimore — The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City (SAO), in partnership with DTLR and Cori Ramos and Associates, held its first ever Crime Control and Prevention (CCP) Holiday Drive. More than 800 toys, toiletries, and non-perishable food items were distributed at the War Memorial building to public school children participating in the SAO’s Great Expectations program, as well as Baltimore families impacted by crime.
“This is the true definition of holiday cheer and giving,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.
Car Chase Turned Hostage Standoff Results in 123-Year Sentence
For Immediate Release: 12/20/17
Northwest Baltimore—George Johnson was sentenced to 123 years in prison after being convicted on four counts of false imprisonment, four counts of reckless endangerment, and fleeing/eluding an accident after holding four hostages captive at gunpoint for several hours in 2016.
Assistant State’s Attorney Stacie Sawyer prosecuted the case.
Premeditated Murder Leads to Life Plus 20 Year Sentence
For Immediate Release: 12/19/17
North Baltimore — Devin Lee was sentenced to Life plus 20 years in prison for the first degree murder of Christopher Giles in 2015. Lee was also convicted of the use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence; as well as wearing, carrying, and transporting a handgun.
Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) Bethany Durand prosecuted the case.