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Media Contact
Our media relations staff welcomes news media requests for information about the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office and the criminal justice system. Please contact: 

T. Wayne Kirwan

Director of Community Justice & Public Information

Howard County State's Attorney's Office

Phone: 410-313-3002

FAX:     410-313-3003

e-mail:  wkirwan@howardcountymd.gov


For all other types of inquiries, please refer to the information listed under the “Contact Us” section of our Web site, contact us via e-mail at sao@howardcountymd.gov, or call our main phone number at 410-313-2108.

News Releases

June 2018

June 15, 2018 - Inmate Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Drugs Inside of Detention Center

June 14, 2018 - Columbia Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for 2017 Brutal Assault on Wife

June 12, 2018 - Former Jessup Resident Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Animal Cruelty

June 8, 2018 -  Jessup Woman, 20, Sentenced to Jail in 2017 Auto Manslaughter

May 2018

May 17, 2018 - Columbia Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for 2017 Attempted Rape

May 14, 2018 - Baltimore Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Large Amount of Heroin Discovered During Traffic Stop

May 2, 2018 -  Silver Spring Man Pleads Guilty and Is Sentenced for Human Trafficking

April 2018

April 25, 2018 - College Park Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Sex Trafficking

April 9, 2018 - Former Head of Animal Welfare Society of Howard County Guilty of Felony Theft

March 2018

March 29, 2018 - Virginia Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Assaulting Police Officers

March 23, 2018 - Ellicott City Man Pleads Guilty in Shooting of Baltimore Man in Walmart Store

March 19, 2018 - Columbia Man Pleads Guilty to Series of Vehicle Tire and Rim Thefts

March 16, 2018 - Laurel Man Sentenced to Consecutive Life Sentences Plus 51 Years in December 2016 Double Shooting

March 8, 2018 - Deputy State's Attorney Kim Oldham Named One of Maryland's Top 100 Women

March 1, 2018 - Laurel Man, 20, Sentenced in Drug-Related Robbery of Clarksville Home

February 2018

February 27, 2018 - Frederick Man Sentenced for 2017 Home Invasion in Savage

February 26, 2018 - Hyattsville Man Guilty in 2016 Murder of Columbia Man

February 26, 2018 - Laurel Man Sentenced for Drug-Related Robbery at Clarksville Home

February 16, 2018 - Westminster Woman Sentenced to Prison for Theft from Her Employer

February 14, 2018 - Houseguest Pleads Guilty to Jewelry Heist from Columbia Hosts

February 7, 2018 - Laurel Man Convicted in 2013 Home Invasion

February 5, 2018 - Elkridge Man Convicted of Possession of Child Pornography

January 2018

January 30, 2018 - Gaithersburg Man Convicted of 2017 Armed Robbery of Casino Employee

January 26, 2018 - Columbia Man Sentenced to Prison in Extortion Attempt on Businessman

January 24, 2018 - Columbia Woman Convicted of 2017 Assault on Mall Carousel Operator

January 19, 2018 - Laurel Man Sentenced to Consecutive Life Terms in 2016 Murder of His Parents

January 17, 2018 - Pasadena Man Sentenced to 45 Years in Prison in 2016 Murder of Columbia Man

January 12, 2018 - Columbia Man, 20, Convicted of Attempted Rape

January 10, 2018 - Jessup Woman, 19, Pleads Guilty to 2017 Auto Manslaughter

December 2017

December 19, 2017 -  North Carolina Man Sentenced to Jail in Revenge Porn Case

December 18, 2017 - Laurel Man, 19, Pleads Guilty to Drug-Related Armed Robbery at Clarksville Home

December 14, 2017 - Holiday Package Thieves Sentenced to Jail

December 6, 2017 - Frederick Man Pleads Guilty to Howard County Home Invasion

December 1, 2017 - Ellicott City Woman Sentenced in 2016 Drug-Related Auto Manslaughter

November 2017

November 17, 2017 - Laurel Man Convicted in December 2016 Double Shooting

November 8, 2017 - Baltimore Man Sentenced in Armed Robbery of Casino Customer

November 7, 2017 - Frederick Man Pleads Guilty to Howard County Home Invasion

November 6, 2017 - Laurel Man Pleads Guilty to Drug-Related Armed Robbery at Clarksville Home

November 1, 2017 - California Men Plead Guilty/Are Sentenced in Credit Card Counterfeiting Scheme

October 2017

October 28, 2017 - Baltimore Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Human Trafficking of 14-Year-Old Girl

October 27, 2017 - Bel Air Man Sentenced for January 20 Glenelg Bank Robbery

October 23, 2017 - Pasadena Man Pleads Guilty to 2016 Murder of a Columbia Man

October 20, 2017 - Fredericksburg, Va. Man Pleads Guilty to Human Trafficking Charge

October 20, 2017 - Two Columbia Youths Plead Guilty to Rock Throwing Spree That Damaged Vehicles

October 19, 2017 - Former Gaithersburg Man Sentenced to Life Without Parole in Laurel Double Shooting

October 12, 2017 - Lusby Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Bank Robbery

October 4, 2017 - Pikesville Man is Convicted/Sentenced on Human Trafficking and Prostitution Charges

October 3, 2017 - Baltimore Man Convicted of Armed Robbery of Casino Patron

October 2, 2017 - Jury Determines That Laurel Man is Criminally Responsible in Murder of His Parents

September 2017

September 29, 2017 - Taneytown Woman Convicted of Theft During Cleanup of 2016 Ellicott City Flood

September 26, 2017 - Laurel Man Convicted of First-Degree Murder of His Parents

September 18, 2017 - Nigerian National Sentenced in Identity Theft Scheme

September 7, 2017 - Laurel Man Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for Assaulting Two Women

August 2017

August 28, 2017 - Maryland State's Attorneys' Association Presents 2017 Gelfman Legal Excellence Award to Assistant State's Attorney Elizabeth M. Rosen

August 25, 2017 - Columbia Man Sentenced to 85 Years in Prison for Drug-Related, Non-Fatal Shooting

August 17, 2017 - Elkridge Man Sentenced for Arson and Assault on Grandparents

July 2017

July 28, 2017 - Two Men Convicted in Non-Fatal, Drug-Related Shooting in Columbia 

July 25, 2017 - Baltimore Man Pleads Guilty in Howard County Surveillance Offense

July 24, 2017 - Ellicott City Woman Pleads Guilty to Drug and Auto Manslaughter Charges 

July 19, 2017 - Taneytown Man Pleads Guilty in 2016 Fatal Auto Collision

July 18, 2017 - Laurel Man Sentenced in 2015 Murder of His Wife

July 12, 2017 - District Heights Man Pleads Guilty to Human Trafficking

July 11, 2017 - Elkridge Man Pleads Guilty to Assault and Setting Fire to Grandparents' Home

July 11, 2017 - Lusby Man Pleads Guilty to January 14 Armed Bank Robbery

July 3, 2017  - Suspect in Randallstown Double Homicide Pleads Guilty to Prior Assault on Ex-Wife

June 2017

 June 24, 2017 - Former Gaithersburg Man Convicted in 2016 Double Shooting at North Laurel Motel

June 9, 2017 - Hagerstown Man Sentenced for Negligent Homicide by Motor Vehicle

June 6, 2017 - Odenton Man Jailed in 2016 DUI Resulting in Head-On Collision

June 2, 2017 - Laurel Man Convicted in 2016 Sexual Assault of Loyola University Female Student

May 2017

May 26, 2017 - Greenbelt Woman Sentenced in Theft Scheme from Her Employer

May 17, 2017 - Parkville Woman Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Stealing from Her Employer

May 10, 2017 - Wicomico County to Pursue Charges Against Escaped Prisoner David Watson

May 8, 2017 -   Laurel Man Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison for Human Trafficking of Teenage Girls

April 2017

April 25, 2017 - Laurel Man Sentenced in 2016 Negligent Manslaughter Auto Accident

March 2017

March 27, 2017 - Reisterstown Man Pleads Guilty to $19,000 Theft of Athletic Shoes
March 27, 2017 - Howard Man Sentenced to House Arrest in Large Marijuana Grow Operation

February 2017

February 24, 2017 - New York Man Pleads Guilty in Banking Identity Fraud Scheme
February 22, 2017 - Columbia Man Sentenced for Sexual Solicitation of Law Enforcement Office Posing as Minor
February 21, 2017 - Woman Convicted of Burglary in Looting of Ellicott City Flood-Ravaged Restaurant
February 17, 2017 - Upper Marlboro Man Pleads Guilty to Theft of Woman's Car at I-95 Rest Area
February 8, 2017  -  District Man Given Three-Year Prison Term in Stabbing Assault on Elkridge Man 

February 6, 2017  -  Frederick Man Sentenced for Sexual Solicitation of Law Enforcement Officer Posing As A Minor

February 3, 2017  -  Laurel Man Pleads Guilty to Negligent Manslaughter in 2016 Auto Accident

January 2017

Jan. 31, 2017 - Woodbine Man Jailed for Series of Burglaries and Telephone Wire Thefts

Jan. 30, 2017 - Laurel Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Soliciting Murder of His Wife

Jan. 27, 2017 - Baltimore Man Pleads Guilty/Is Sentenced in 2013 Columbia Homicide

Jan. 27, 2017 - Laurel Man Convicted of Human Trafficking

Jan. 17, 2017 - Capitol Heights Man Pleads Guilty to iPhone Thefts

Jan. 10, 2017 - Columbia Man Jailed Following Fifth DUI

Jan. 6, 2017 - New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty to Burglary of Laurel Donut Shop