Crime, Police/Fire

Man who killed woman following Carney road rage dispute sentenced to life in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—The man who shot and killed a woman then spat on her following a road rage dispute in Carney has been sentenced to life in prison. Ricky Raheem Charles, 32, was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole in Baltimore County Circuit Court. At approximately 6:30 p.m. on September 19, 2019, officers responded to …


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Baltimore-area MS-13 gang members indicted for racketeering conspiracy, murders, attempted murders

BALTIMORE, MD—A federal grand jury in Maryland has returned an indictment charging four members of La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang with racketeering conspiracy involving murder, attempted murder, and drug trafficking. Three of the defendants are scheduled to have initial appearances this week in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. The following defendants, all from Baltimore, are charged with racketeering conspiracy: Wilson …


Investigative report released on May’s fatal officer-involved shooting in Essex

BALTIMORE, MD—The Independent Investigations Division of the Office of the Attorney General on Tuesday released its investigative report on the May 4, 2022, fatal officer-involved shooting in Baltimore County. On May 4, officers with the Baltimore County Police Department responded to a home in the 900 block of Boundbrook Way in Essex for the report of a physical domestic disturbance. …

Nottingham hospital employee sentenced to 18 years in prison for producing exploitative images of unconscious minor patient

BALTIMORE, MD—A Nottingham man has been sentenced to prison for production of child pornography involving an underage female patient who was unconscious at the time. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Donald Benson, 42, of Nottingham, to 18 years in federal prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for production of child pornography. Judge Blake also ordered that, …

Olszewski commits to ‘protecting the right of all women to access abortion services’ in Baltimore County

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger on Monday issued the following joint statement: Baltimore County is committed to protecting the right of all women, regardless of where they are from, to access reproductive health care and safe abortion services. The Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office will not participate in or assist in the extradition of …

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 …

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 …

Baltimore County husband and wife sentenced federal prison for crack cocaine distribution

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County husband and wife have been sentenced to prison for dealing illegal drugs. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III has sentenced Nathaniel Donnell Carter, 37, to eight years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine and for possession of a firearm …