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Middle River bail bondsman who assisted former BPD sergeant with robberies, selling drugs sentenced to prison

A Middle River man will be spending half a decade in prison. A judge on Friday sentenced Donald Stepp, 51, of Middle River, to five years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, heroin, and other controlled dangerous substances. Stepp obtained the drugs from former Baltimore Police Department Sergeant Wayne …


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Former BPD detective from Joppa sentenced to 18 years in prison

BALTIMORE, MD – A U.S. District Judge on Friday sentenced former Detective Daniel Thomas Hersl, 48, of Joppa, to 18 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for racketeering conspiracy and racketeering offenses, including overtime fraud, and robbery. A federal jury had previously convicted Hersl on February 12, 2018. According to evidence presented at the three-week trial, during 2015 …


Former BPD detective from Middle River sentenced to 7 years in prison

Baltimore, MD – A U.S. District Judge on Friday sentenced former Detective Evodio Calles Hendrix, 32, of Randallstown, and former Detective Maurice Kilpatrick Ward, 36, of Middle River, for racketeering conspiracy. Hendrix was sentenced to seven years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Ward was also sentenced to seven years in prison, followed by three years of …

Former police sergeant from Middle River sentenced to 25 years for racketeering, robberies, overtime fraud, planting evidence

Baltimore, MD – On Thursday, U.S. District Judge sentenced Sergeant Wayne Earl Jenkins, 37, of Middle River, to 25 years in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for one count of racketeering conspiracy, one count of racketeering, two counts of robbery, one count of destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in a federal investigation, and four counts …

Former BPD detective from Joppa found guilty in corruption case

UPDATE: Hersl has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. Original story below… —— Jurors on Monday evening found former Baltimore Police Department detectives Daniel Hersl and Marcus Taylor guilty on on racketeering charges in connection with the BPD’s Gun Trace Task Force. The jury got the case on Thursday and deliberated for a day and a half before returning …

Middle River bail bondsman pleads guilty to selling drugs stolen by police officers

A bail bondsman from Middle River has pleaded guilty to selling drugs that were stolen from citizens by officers with the Baltimore Police Department. Donald Stepp, 51, pleaded guilty on Friday to possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, heroin, and other controlled dangerous substances. According to his plea agreement, Stepp operated Double D Bail Bonds and was an associate …