Baltimore Field Division

Seven Defendants Face Federal Gun Charges After Agents Arrest Out-of-State Gun Dealer and Conduct Undercover Investigation of Customers

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Baltimore, Maryland – Seven men, including three previously convicted felons, were arrested and face federal gun charges as a result of an alliance between local and federal law enforcement to reduce the number of illegal guns in Baltimore City. 

Baltimore Man Indicted for Insurance Fraud Scheme Involving Arson and for His Efforts to Cover Up the Scheme, Including Attempted Witness Tampering

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Baltimore, Maryland – A federal grand jury indicted Greg Ramsey, age 54, of Baltimore, with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, use of a fire to commit a federal felony, malicious destruction of property by fire, attempted witness tampering, and related gun charges. Ramsey and his niece, Tyesha Towanda Roberts, age 37, also of Baltimore, are charged with attempting to obstruct a federal investigation. The indictment was returned late on December 17, 2015.

Waldorf Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Guns from a Federally Licensed Firearms Dealer and Setting the Store on Fire

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Greenbelt, Maryland – Edward White, age 46, of Waldorf, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to theft of firearms and use of fire during the commission of a felony, in connection with the robbery and arson of a federally licensed firearms dealer. 

The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge William P. McMullan of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; and Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry.

Man Arrested in Penn-North One Week After Baltimore Riots Sentenced to 42 Months in Prison for Federal Gun Charge

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Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Robert “Meech” Tucker, age 24, of Baltimore, today to 42 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegal possession of a gun by a previously convicted felon. 

Leader of Riverdale Drug Distribution Conspiracy Sentenced to Over 10 Years in Prison

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Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Don Juan Campbell, a/k/a "Flav," "Flava Flav," and "Flay," age 32, of Laurel, Maryland, today to 130 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute phencyclidine (PCP), cocaine, crack cocaine, and heroin, and for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Suitland Felon Exiled to Almost 11 Years in Prison for Gun and Drug Charges

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Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang sentenced David Chris Simms, age 39, of Suitland, Maryland, today to 130 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. 

Third Case Filed in Federal Court for Arson During Baltimore Riot

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Baltimore, Maryland –A criminal complaint has been filed charging Donta Betts, age 19, of Baltimore, with attempted arson of a police cruiser, civil disorder and unlawful making of a destructive device. The criminal complaint was filed on October 6, 2015 and unsealed today. Betts was arrested on July 7, 2015, on unrelated state charges. Betts will make his initial appearance on the federal charges on Friday, October 23, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.

Suspect Charged For Arson of Liquor Store During the Baltimore Riots

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Baltimore, Maryland – Darius Raymond Stewart, age 21, of Baltimore, has been charged in a federal criminal complaint with malicious destruction of a commercial building, arising from the arson of a liquor store on April 27, 2015, during the riots following the death of Freddie Gray. One victim was trapped and seriously injured inside the store, and another escaped with minor injuries. The criminal complaint was filed on September 24, 2015 and unsealed today. Stewart was arrested on September 28, on unrelated state charges.

Man Arrested In Penn-North One Week After Baltimore Riots Guilty Of Federal Gun Charge

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Baltimore, Maryland –Robert “Meech” Tucker, age 23, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty today to the federal crime of possession of a gun by a previously convicted felon.

The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge William P. McMullan of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby; and Interim Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis.

Woodlawn Man Exiled to 100 Months in Prison for Illegal Possession of Stolen Guns and Ammunition

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Baltimore, Maryland – Chief U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake, sentenced Nishon Rainner, age 31, of Woodlawn, Maryland, today to 100 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of guns and ammunition. Chief Judge Blake also sentenced Rainner to 18 months in prison, consecutive to the sentence on his gun conviction, for violation of his supervised release on a previous federal conviction.

Man Who Set Fire to CVS During Baltimore Unrest Pleads Guilty to Federal Crime of Rioting

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Baltimore, Maryland –Raymon Carter, age 24, of Baltimore, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to the federal crime of rioting on April 27, 2015, including the arson of the CVS Pharmacy located at 2509 Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore.

The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge William P. McMullan of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Interim Commissioner Kevin Davis of the Baltimore Police Department; and Maryland State Fire Marshal Brian Geraci.

Howard County Man Sentenced to Over 15 Years in Prison for Armed Robbery and Being An Accessory to a Murder

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Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III sentenced Avery Terry, age 23, of Laurel, Maryland, today to 181 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for robbery, using and brandishing a firearm during the robbery, and accessory after the fact to a second robbery resulting in death.

Defendants Arrested with Guns in Baltimore City Face Federal Charges in 14 Separate Cases

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Baltimore, Maryland – Fourteen defendants arrested with illegal guns in Baltimore this summer will now face federal charges as a result of an alliance between local and federal officials. The defendants were transferred from state custody to federal court. All are charged with being a felon in possession of a gun and face a maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison. 

Lexington Park Man Sentenced for Gun Charges and Trafficking Contraband Cigarettes

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Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced William Terrance Proctor, a/k/a "Boobie," and "Booby," age 32, of Lexington Park, Maryland, today to 78 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for aiding and abetting the theft of a firearm, possession of an unregistered firearm, unlawful sale of a firearm to a prohibited person; and receipt, possession and transportation of contraband cigarettes.

Capitol Heights Man Exiled to 17 Years in Prison for Gun and Drug Offenses

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Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Jay Maurice Tharps, age 33, of Capitol Heights, Maryland, today to 17 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Judge Grimm found that Tharps was a career offender based on three drug and gun convictions.

Member of Cherry Hill Group "UDH" Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Drug Distribution Conspiracy

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Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III sentenced Bryan Turner, age 29, of Baltimore, to 15 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine and heroin. Turner is a member of the UDH organization, which operates in the Cherry Hill section of Baltimore.

Drug Distributor for Cherry Hill Gang Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison

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Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III sentenced Robert Sanders, a/k/a “Man,” age 28, of Baltimore, today to 11 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine base (crack), in connection with his membership in a group known as “Coppin Court” which operated in the Cherry Hill section of Baltimore.

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