Crime, Police/Fire

Baltimore man sentenced to 25 years in prison for robbery, murder of drug dealer

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore man has been sentenced to more than two decades in prison on robbery and murder charges. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III has sentenced George Fields, a/k/a “Chin,” 49, of Baltimore, to 25 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to commit a Hobbs Act robbery and for using, carrying, …


Crime, Police/Fire

Drug dealer with stash house in Baltimore County sentenced to 12 years in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—A drug dealer who had a stash house in Baltimore County has been sentenced to prison. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III on Monday sentenced Romesh Vance, 32, of Baltimore, to 150 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute between four and 12 kilograms of fentanyl and for violating his …


Man convicted after four-day trial for three armed robberies in Baltimore County, City

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore man has been convicted after committing three armed robberies in one day in Baltimore County and Baltimore City. A federal jury convicted Keith Poynter, Jr., 29, on federal charges related to a series of armed commercial robberies, all committed in one day, and for discharging his weapon during one of the robberies. The conviction was announced by …

Three-month investigation leads to massive seizure of drugs, guns throughout Baltimore County, City

BALTIMORE, MD—Members of the Baltimore Police Department in partnership with the Baltimore County Police Department have seized a large quantity of narcotics, money and guns as a result of a multi-jurisdiction investigation into the East Coast Farms group. On March 27, 2023, the two agencies affected search warrants at three residential locations and one commercial location between Baltimore City and …

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 …

Nine Baltimore men indicted for participating in criminal gang, one indicted for murder of Marquis Carter

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown on Monday announced the indictments of nine Baltimore men for their participation in a criminal gang that operated throughout the Baltimore area distributing drugs and carrying out violent acts. One of those men is responsible for the November 2022 homicide of Marquis Carter of Baltimore. The defendants are Keontae Moore, 23; Dayvonta Mackey, …

Maryland officials react to beating death of Tyre Nichols

BALTIMORE, MD—Local leaders in Baltimore and around the state of Maryland are reacting to the beating death of Tyre Nichols in Tennessee. Bodycam footage released on Friday appears to show 29-year-old Tyre Nichols being beaten by multiple Memphis police officers during a traffic stop on January 7th. Fox News reports that the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has placed two deputies …

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 …