Crime, Police/Fire

Darrell Ward, fourth teen in Caprio murder, sentenced to 30 years

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The fourth teen involved in the killing of Officer Amy Caprio has been sentenced. On Monday, Darrell Ward was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Ward had pleaded guilty to felony murder charges back in June. Back in May 2018, Officer Caprio was run down in the line of duty by a stolen Jeep while investigating a suspicious vehicle …


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Teens in Caprio case sentenced to spend 30 years in prison

NOTTINGHAM, MD – A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge on Monday sentenced two of the three remaining teens involved in the May 2018 murder of Officer Amy Caprio. Derrick Matthews, 17, and Eugene Genius, 18, have been sentenced to life in prison with all but 30 years suspended. Back in August, 17-year-old Dawnta Harris was sentenced to life in prison …


Dawnta Harris sentenced to life in prison for killing Officer Amy Caprio

BALTIMORE, MD – The teen who ran down Officer Amy Caprio in the line of duty in 2018 has been sentenced to live in prison. On Wednesday, Dawnta Harris was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole in the first-degree felony murder case. In May 2018, Officer Caprio, who was from Fallston, was investigating a suspicious vehicle …

Parkville Precinct displays Caprio tribute

PARKVILLE, MD – Officer Amy Caprio may be gone, but she will never be forgotten. On Wednesday, her fellow officers at the Parkville Precinct posted to social media, saying that they were displaying a tribute to the Baltimore County Police Department officer who was killed in the line of duty more than a year ago. The tribute consists of the …

Three remaining teens plead guilty in Caprio case

TOWSON, MD – The three remaining teens involved in the death of Officer Amy Caprio have pleaded guilty. The teens pleaded guilty to felony murder charges on Monday. Dawnta Harris was found guilty by a jury on May 1st. The officer from the Baltimore County Police Department’s Parkville Precinct was investigating a suspicious vehicle in Perry Hall in May, 2018, …

Dawnta Harris found guilty of felony murder in Caprio case

NOTTINGHAM, MD – A jury in Baltimore County on Wednesday morning convicted 17-year-old Dawnta Harris in connection with the death of Officer Amy Caprio one year ago. Harris was found guilty of one count of first-degree burglary, theft, and guilty of felony murder. The jury deliberated for just two hours on Wednesday before the verdict was reached. Officer Caprio was …

Four teens indicted by grand jury in officer’s killing

The four teens who ran down a police officer in Perry Hall have been indicted by a grand jury. On Wednesday, Dawnta Anthony Harris, 16; Eugene Robert Genius, 17; Derrick Eugene Matthews, 15; and Darrell Jaymar Ward, 16, were indicted on murder, burglary, and conspiracy to commit burglary charges. Officer Amy Caprio was killed on May 21 while investigating a …

Police identify three remaining suspects connected to officer’s death

Three additional suspects have been identified in connection with the murder of Officer Amy Caprio. The three suspects have been automatically waived to adult status and have been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree burglary. All three suspects are being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending bail review on Wednesday. Eugene Robert Genius, 17, of the …