Baltimore man sentenced for armed robberies of cell phone stores

BALTIMORE, MD—A U.S. District Judge has sentenced a 46-year-old man from Baltimore to serve time in prison for his part in three armed cell phone store robberies. Gary Leon Holloway will now serve 14 years in prison and four years of supervised release, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Maryland. Holloway and his co-conspirators […]

Man sentenced to 10 years for armed robbery of Baltimore County cell phone stores

BALTIMORE, MD—A man from Baltimore has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for an armed robbery that took place in January 2020, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Maryland District. The sentencing will also include three years of supervised release for Marvin Benjamin Sparrow, 32, of Baltimore. According to his guilty plea, Sparrow was part of a […]

Baltimore man pleads guilty to 3 armed robberies

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore man has pleaded guilty to committing three armed commercial robberies that took place in January of 2020, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Maryland District. Gary Leon Holloway Jr., 46, has pleaded guilty to committing an armed robbery and using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence. Holloway and his co-conspirators planned […]

Baltimore County father and son sentenced for laundering drug trafficking Bitcoin proceeds intended for federal forfeiture

GREENBELT, MD—A father and son have been sentenced to prison for laundering drug trafficking Bitcoin proceeds. U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow has sentenced Joseph Farace, age 72, of Sparks, to 19 months in federal prison, followed by two years of supervised release, for a money laundering conspiracy. On January 5, 2023, Judge Griggsby sentenced his son, Ryan Farace, age […]

Attorney General Brown announces seizure of 37 firearms, more than 8 kilograms of fentanyl

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown this week announced the indictments of four individuals for their roles in a criminal enterprise responsible for trafficking large amounts of fentanyl and cocaine. The investigation resulted in the seizure of 37 firearms, including three assault weapons, three handguns equipped with Glock switch attachments (allowing them to operate as fully automatic weapons), over […]

Police searching for escaped Maryland prisoner

UPDATE 2: Randy Morris has been taken into police custody. UPDATE: This story now contains an updated photo of Randy Morris. Original story below… JESSUP, MD—Police in Maryland are searching for an escaped prisoner. At around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 16, authorities were notified that a Department of Corrections inmate, who had been incarcerated for burglary, escaped a transport […]

Rosedale man struck & killed in Howard County

LAUREL, MD—Howard County police are investigating a fatal collision involving a pedestrian that occurred on Wednesday night in Laurel in which one person was killed. At just before 10:45 p.m., a vehicle was traveling southbound on Washington Boulevard approaching Wilbert Lane when it struck a pedestrian crossing the road. The pedestrian, identified as 44-year-old James Douglas Williams Jr. of Rosedale, […]

Attorney General Brown announces successful prosecution of all 6 defendants charged with distributing large amounts of fentanyl throughout Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown on Monday announced the successful prosecution of a criminal organization involved in the distribution of large amounts of fentanyl, which led to multiple overdoses throughout Maryland and surrounding areas. All six defendants charged in connection with the organization have pleaded guilty, following a long-term investigation conducted by the Attorney General’s Organized Crime Unit, […]