Crime, Police/Fire

Two men facing federal indictment in Maryland for arson conspiracy targeting convenience stores

GREENBELT, MD—Two men are facing a federal indictment in Maryland for an arson conspiracy targeting convenience stores. A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Stephen Kennedy, 33, of Temple Hills, Maryland, and Donnell Kelly, 33, of Washington, D.C., for conspiracy to commit arson, arson affecting interstate commerce, commercial robbery, and use of a destructive device in furtherance of …


Crime, Police/Fire

Baltimore man sentenced to 25 years in prison for carjacking, armed robbery conspiracy in which 2 people were killed

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore man will spend more than two decades in prison for his part in a carjacking and armed robbery conspiracy. U.S. District Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher this week sentenced David Banks, 29, of Baltimore, to 25 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for a carjacking and armed robbery conspiracy, including six armed robberies …


Maryland drug dealer sentenced to life in prison for murder of a woman, her child in connection with drug trafficking crimes

BALTIMORE, MD—A Maryland drug dealer has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a woman and her 7-year-old child in connection with federal drug trafficking crimes. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett this week sentenced Andre Ricardo Briscoe, a/k/a “Poo”, 39, of Baltimore and Cambridge, to life in federal prison for federal drug distribution charges, use of …

Six Baltimore BGF gang members indicted for racketeering, murder, drug trafficking, armed robbery

BALTIMORE, MD—A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging six Baltimore men for conspiring to participate in a violent racketeering enterprise known as the Black Guerilla Family gang. The indictment, which was returned on December 15, 2022 and unsealed on Monday, charges the following defendants: David Warren, a/k/a “Meshawn” and “LA Meshawn,” 30; Barak Olds, 33; Davante Harrison, a/k/a …

Baltimore gang leader sentenced to more than 37 years in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore-area gang leader has been sentenced to more than 37 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett on Thursday sentenced Trayvon Hall, a/k/a “Tru,” and “G Tru,” 31, of Baltimore, yesterday to 454 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for racketeering and drug conspiracy charges, related to his activities as the …

Eleven Maryland defendants facing federal charges relating to unemployment fraud scheme with more than $1.6 million in losses

BALTIMORE, MD—A federal grand jury has returned a superseding indictment adding two new defendants to the nine defendants previously charged in relation to a Maryland and California unemployment insurance fraud scheme. The superseding indictment charges the defendants with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and stealing a post office key. The superseding indictment was returned on …

Ohio man admits to making bomb, driving to Maryland to kill romantic rival

BALTIMORE, MD—An Ohio man has admitted to making a bomb and driving it to Maryland with the intent to kill his romantic rival. Clayton Alexander McCoy, 32, of Chesterland, Ohio, pleaded guilty this week to transporting explosives with intent to injure and to possession of an unregistered firearm/explosive device, in connection with an explosion at a home in Carroll County. …

Attorney General Frosh announces conviction of ringleader in several Baltimore County home invasions

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh on Monday announced the conviction of Jaylen Skinner, 20, of Baltimore on charges related to a home invasion and carjacking criminal enterprise that operated in Baltimore County and Baltimore City. Skinner was the ringleader of a crew charged with multiple carjackings and home invasions. On September 14, 2022, Jaylen Skinner pleaded guilty in Baltimore …