Crime, Police/Fire

Drug dealer sentenced to 10 years in prison in connection with fatal Joppa overdose

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore drug dealer has been sentenced to prison in connection with a fatal overdose in Joppa. U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Aaron Arthur Fields (A.K.A. “Handz”), 33, of Baltimore, to 10 years in federal prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for distribution of controlled substances, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, and possession with intent …


Crime, Police/Fire

Middle River man who shot victim 14 times sentenced to life in prison

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—A Middle River man has been sentenced for a 2020 murder in which he shot his victim 14 times. Jaekwan Jacob Stephens, 25, was sentenced on Tuesday in Baltimore County Circuit Court for first-degree premeditated murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence. In the early morning hours of August 18, 2020, …


Texas man sentenced to 18 months in prison for cyberstalking, swatting Baltimore County woman

BALTIMORE, MD—A Texas man has been sentenced to prison for cyberstalking and “swatting” a Baltimore County woman. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett has sentenced Desmond Babloo Singh, 20, of Temple, Texas, to 18 months in federal prison, followed by one year of home detention as part of three years of supervised release, for two counts of cyberstalking. The sentence …

Baltimore County drug trafficker sentenced to 13 years in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County man will spend more than a decade behind bars for trafficking illegal narcotics. U.S. District Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher has sentenced Steven Bernard Norwood, 46, of Lutherville, to 13 years in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and posses with the intent to distribute five …

71-year-old bank robber sentenced to 70 months in prison for robbing same bank branch twice in one week

BALTIMORE, MD—A 71-year-old man has been sentenced to prison after robbing the same bank branch twice in one week. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake has sentenced Lloyd Phillip Simon, 71, of Baltimore, to 70 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for two 2019 bank robberies. Judge Blake also ordered Simon to pay restitution in …

Baltimore County man sentenced to 27 years in prison for sex trafficking of a minor

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County man has been sentenced to almost three decades in prison for sex trafficking of a minor. U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander this week sentenced Feliciano de Jesus Diaz-Martinez, a/k/a Alex, 43, of Owings Mills, to 27 years in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for sex trafficking of a child, enticement of …

Baltimore drug dealer sentenced to over 8 years in prison following fatal overdose of Harford County victim

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore drug dealer has been sentenced following the fatal overdose of a Harford County victim. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Khalil Shaheed, 28, of Baltimore, on Friday to 106 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for intent to distribute controlled substances, possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking, and possession …

Perry Hall man sentenced to life in prison for 2019 murder of ex-girlfriend

PERRY HALL, MD—Christopher Engles, 22, of Nottingham/Perry Hall, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for the 2019 murder of his former girlfriend. On the night of February 26, 2019, twenty-year-old Taylor Webb was found shot to death in her car at the corner of Hickory Falls Way and Hickoryhurst Drive in Perry Hall. She had sustained two fatal …