Baltimore Man Exiled to over Nine Years for an Attempted Armed Robbery and Firearms Charges
Caught in Undercover Investigation
Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Jerrod Fenwick, age 27, of Baltimore, today to 117 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to interfere with interstate commerce by robbery, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.
According to the guilty plea, during the course of a drug investigation of Christopher Davis, age 25, of Baltimore, Davis expressed interest on several occasions, to a cooperating witness working with law enforcement, in robbing a drug dealer. Specifically, Davis asked whether the witness knew anyone who could be robbed for quick money. On DEA’s instruction, the witness told Davis that the Witness did know a drug dealer who might be a possible robbery target.
Beginning on September 20, 2007, DEA directed the witness to tell Davis that his “man” (the fictional drug dealer) was back in the area During a series of phone calls, Davis asked to meet with the witness early the next day in order to rob the drug dealer. At one point, Davis made calls to other associates, confirming that they would be willing to participate and informed the witness that he would meet the witness the next day.
During the morning of September 21, 2007, Davis arrived at the arranged meeting place with two other men, later identified as Fenwick and Donnell Mann. Law enforcement agents and police officers arrested Davis, Fenwick and Mann. Officers recovered from their vehicle a loaded High Point model JHP .45 caliber handgun and a loaded Ruger 9mm P-89 handgun.
Fenwick knowingly became part of the conspiracy to rob the drug dealer described to Davis by the witness, knew that the plan was to rob a drug dealer, and knew that firearms were to be used as part of that crime.
Donnell Mann, age 26, of Baltimore pleaded guilty to conspiracy and firearms charges and is scheduled to be sentenced on March 20, 2008. Charges against Davis are pending.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked Baltimore City State’s Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy, the Baltimore City Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration for their assistance in the investigation and prosecution. Mr. Rosenstein commended Assistant U.S. Attorneys Steven H. Levin and Michael Hanlon, who are prosecuting the case.