Edgewood man sentenced to 40 years in prison for illegal possession of firearms

EDGEWOOD, MD—An Edgewood man was sentenced on Friday to 40 years in prison after being convicted on charges of illegal possession of firearms while he was a convicted felon. William Quinton Yourman, 34, was found guilty in January of possessing a shotgun, rifle, ammunitions, and a firearm as a person convicted of a disqualifying crime. Assistant State’s Attorney, Megan Lintott, […]

Baltimore County man impersonated police officer to kidnap, rob, assault Edgewood victim

BALTIMORE, MD—A man who posed as a police officer to kidnap, assault, and rob people has pleaded guilty in court. Davonne Tramont Dorsey, 30, of Gwynn Oak, pleaded guilty on March 1 to carjacking and to using, carrying and possessing a firearm during a crime of violence. According to his plea agreement, Dorsey and other conspirators planned to impersonate police […]

Edgewood woman receives life sentence for first-degree murder of 71-year-old

EDGEWOOD, MD—A Harford County woman will be going to prison on murder and vehicle theft charges. On Monday, December 18, Ashley Pearl Zentz, 36, of Edgewood, appeared in the Circuit Court of Harford County for sentencing following her conviction for first-degree murder after a six-day jury trial in October of this year. The state requested a sentence of life, suspend […]

Edgewood man convicted of attempted murder following 9-day jury trial

EDGEWOOD, MD—An Edgewood man has been convicted on attempted murder, assault, and weapons charges. On Monday, December 11, Luke Edward Powell, 24, was convicted of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, and weapons charges following a nine-day jury trial in the Circuit Court for Harford County before the Honorable M. Elizabeth Bowen. Evidence presented at trial showed that on September 5, […]

Edgewood man receives maximum sentence on attempted rape, drug charges

EDGEWOOD, MD—An Edgewood man will spend decades behind bars after being convicted on rape and drug charges. On Monday, December 4, Bernard Lamont Staten, 68, pled guilty to attempted second-degree rape and possession with intent to distribute cocaine in two separate cases before the Honorable Judge Diane Adkins-Tobin. Both pleas were binding plea agreements, and Staten will be sentenced to […]

Edgewood woman convicted on murder charges after vehicle found in Middle River

UPDATE: Ashley Pearl Zentz has received a life sentence in this case. Original story below… EDGEWOOD, MD—An Edgewood woman has been convicted on murder charges. Last week, Ashley Pearl Zentz, 34, of Edgewood, was found guilty of first-degree murder and motor vehicle theft following a six-day jury trial in the Harford County Circuit Court. During the trial, evidence was presented […]

Fallston man sentenced to 15 years in prison for distribution of child pornography

BALTIMORE, MD—A Fallston man has been sentenced to prison on child pornography charges. U.S. District Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher on Monday sentenced Robert Jackson Wyatt Jr., 54, of Fallston, to 15 years in federal prison, followed by lifetime supervised release, for distribution of child pornography. Wyatt had a previous federal conviction for possession of child pornography. Judge Gallagher ordered that, […]

Harford County man sentenced to 20 years in prison for drug distribution conspiracy

BALTIMORE, MD—A Harford County man will spend 20 years behind bars for his part in a drug distribution conspiracy. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III on December 19 sentenced Che Jaron Durbin, 44, of Aberdeen, to 20 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine […]