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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Maryland

For Immediate Release

Friday, February 5, 2016
Rod J. Rosenstein
, United States Attorney
Contact: AUSA VICKIE E. LEDUC

Member of Cherry Hill Group ‘UDH’ Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy, Including Murder

Robbed and Murdered a Drug Rival

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III sentenced Dominic Evans, a/k/a “FlatLine,” age 25, of Baltimore, today to 30 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise in connection with his gang activities as a member of the UDH organization, which operates in the Cherry Hill section of Baltimore.

The sentence 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; Commissioner Kevin Davis of the Baltimore Police Department; and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

“Many of the shootings and murders in Baltimore City result from disputes between rival drug gangs,” said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein.  “Thanks to a lengthy and intensive investigation, we will hold accountable the criminals who turned Cherry Hill into a war zone.” 

  According to his plea agreement, from at least 2007 to 2013 Evans was a member of the UDH organization, which operates in the area of Cherry Hill known as “Up the Hill” or “Up da Hill.”  UDH members and associates have been in a long-running dispute with members of an organization known as “Coppin Court” that is involved in criminal activity in the part of Cherry Hill known as “Down the Hill,” and since at least January 2011, have been in a dispute with members of “Little Spelman,” another organization that is involved in criminal activity in the Down the Hill section of Cherry Hill. UDH members and associates used violence and intimidation to protect themselves, the organization, and their control of the drug trade in part of Cherry Hill.

Evans admitted that as a member of UDH he sold crack cocaine, heroin and other narcotics with UDH members.  In addition to selling drugs, Evans admitted that he participated in a robbery on January 15, 2007, in which the victim was stabbed.  Evan also admitted that on October 5, 2010, he and a co-defendant committed an armed robbery of two individuals who were selling marijuana in the area, but who were not UDH members.  After stealing $150 from one of the victims, Evans’ co-defendant began to shoot at the two individuals.  One of the victims was shot once and survived his wound, but the other victim, who was shot at least three times, died from her wounds.  The murder was captured on CCTV.  A Baltimore City jury acquitted Evans and his co-defendant of this murder.

Finally, Evans admitted that November 11, 2013, in the 100 block of South Monroe Street in Baltimore, he started a fight with another individual, produced a large 10 inch kitchen knife and began stabbing and slicing at the victim.  Evans took $50 from the victim.  The victim was taken to Shock Trauma with stab wounds to his head, upper back and hands.   The knife was recovered at the scene.  CCTV captured the assault. Approximately seven minutes later, Evans walked into a hospital four blocks away, complaining of a slice wound to the palm of his left hand.  Evans pleaded guilty to this first degree assault in Baltimore City Circuit Court and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Throughout the course of Evans’ involvement in the UDH drug conspiracy Evans knew that the conspiracy involved between 840 grams and 2.8 kilograms of crack cocaine and between three and 10 kilograms of heroin

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the ATF, Baltimore Police Department, and Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Andrea L. Smith, Seema Mittal, and Patricia C. McLane, who prosecuted this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case.

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