Crime, Police/Fire

Baltimore County hit man sentenced to 12 years in prison on murder-for-hire, extortion charges

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County man will spend 12 years in prison on murder-for-hire and extortion charges. U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander on Thursday sentenced Stepfen Gerard Gaither, 30, of Randallstown, to 12 years in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for a murder-for-hire conspiracy and for interstate communications with intent to extort, in connection to the …


Crime, Police/Fire

Man who robbed more than 35 Maryland businesses sentenced to 14 years in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—A judge this week sentenced a Baltimore man to more than ten years in prison for a string of commercial robberies throughout Maryland. Darnell Gerald Gaither Jr., 27, has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for committing 35 commercial robberies and for brandishing a firearm during some of those robberies. …


Cedonia Avenue shooter sentenced to life plus 28 years for 2018 murder

BALTIMORE, MD—On Wednesday, Dayon Cooper was handed a life sentence for the first-degree murder of Cameron Anderson in the 5400-block of Cedonia Avenue (21206). The deadly shooting occurred in 2018. Cooper was also given 28 years, to be served concurrently with the life sentence, for handgun and reckless endangerment charges. Assistant State’s Attorneys Bethany Durand and Alyssa Ragland prosecuted the …

Essex man sentenced to six years in federal prison for crack cocaine distribution conspiracy in Harford County

ESSEX, MD—An Essex man has been sentenced to prison on drug distribution charges. On Thursday, Joel William Hammond, 35, Essex, was sentenced to six years in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine. According to his guilty plea, the Harford County Narcotics Task Force undertook an …

Essex man sentenced to life in prison in connection with death of two-year-old

ESSEX, MD—An Essex man has been sentenced to life in prison in connection with the 2019 death of a toddler. David Marvin Haas, 31, was sentenced on Monday for abuse resulting in the death of a child in Baltimore County Circuit Court. On June 29, 2019, emergency personnel were called to an apartment on Garden Drive in Essex for a …

Baltimore businessman who paid $90,000 for sex sentenced to 18 months in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore businessman who paid $90,000 for sex has been sentenced to federal prison. On Monday, Charles “Chuck” Nabit, 66, was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for transportation of an individual to engage in prostitution. The judge also ordered Nabit to pay a fine of $55,000 and a special assessment …

Parkville restaurant robber sentenced to more than nine years in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore man has been sentenced to more than nine years in prison for robbing a Parkville restaurant and for committing two other robberies. Javaughn Berry, 26, has been sentenced to 115 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for three armed commercial robberies. The sentence was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the …

Drug trafficker sentenced to nearly five years in prison for conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, other drugs to Maryland

GREENBELT, MD—A judge has sentenced a California woman to nearly five years in prison for trafficking illegal drugs to Maryland and other east coast states. U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis has sentenced Ana Christina Avalos, A.K.A. “Christina Cazares-Quintero.” 35, of California, to 57 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possession …