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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Nine Baltimore Felons Arrested For Handgun Possession Under Federal Gun Statutes

Baltimore, Maryland – Nine felons have been arrested for possession of handguns in Baltimore City. The arrests were announced today by Acting United States Attorney Stephen M. Schenning and Special Agent in Charge Daniel L. Board Jr. of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division.

The United States Attorney’s Office continues in its efforts to address the gun violence plaguing the Baltimore area by using Federal Statutes prohibiting felons from possessing firearms.

Nine defendants, listed below, were arrested in nine separate cases and will appear in United States District Court this week.
  • Reginald Allen, age 33, of Baltimore, Maryland;
  • Michael Awosika, age 39, of Baltimore, Maryland;
  • Richard Bailey, age 27, of Baltimore, Maryland;
  • Ikeyba Brown, age 32, of Baltimore, Maryland;
  • Michael Corprew, age 31, of Baltimore, Maryland;
  • Vatrone Foote, age 26, of Baltimore, Maryland;
  • Samuel Joyce, age 28, of Baltimore, Maryland;
  • Morranda Phimpisane, age 30, of Baltimore, Maryland;
  • Terrell Wormley, age 31, of Baltimore, Maryland.
Acting United States Attorney Stephen M. Schenning noted that the United States Attorney’s Office, through its Exile Program, will continue to pursue felons with guns who constitute a clear and present danger to the safety and welfare of the citizens of Baltimore. These arrests reflect the ongoing commitment of the United States Attorney’s Office to address violent crime in the City of Baltimore and the District of Maryland.

Initial court appearances for the defendants begin today. All nine defendants continue to be detained.

Acting United States Attorney Stephen M. Schenning commended the ATF, Baltimore Police Department and Baltimore City State’s Attorney=s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Schenning thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Patricia McLane, Robert Perkins and Samika Boyd who are prosecuting these cases.


Anonymous said...

In Baltimore courts that crime is a slap on the wrist and 2 yrs probation. So why waste tax dollars and let the legal citizens carry and watch crime drop. The problem with that is they would arrest us and give us a 10 yr prison sentence.

Anonymous said...

Hey rocket scientist, they are charged federally. The will be going to federal court not a MD court in Baltimore.. Different venue.

Anonymous said...

Let's look for a second at Vatrone Foote.

On May 17th of this year, after viewing an exchange of a handgun between two people on the street, officers then approached the man, 25 year-old Vatrone Foote of Glen Burnie, and arrested him as well. Police described Foote as a "repeat gun offender."

And now, he's in jail again as a "repeat gun offender". When does it stop?

Anonymous said...

5 years of FEDERAL jail time. The point is that the DOJ, more specifically Jeff Sessions, has ordered that these lawbreakers be charged FEDERALLY, where each count is a minimum mandatory of 5 years. No more Obama-Holder leniency on these thugs!

Anonymous said...

Cut the trigger finger off......