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Baltimore Felon Exiled To Over 8 Years In Prison For Robbery Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles Jr. sentenced Greyling Chase, age 53, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 105 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiring to commit an armed robbery of a drug dealer.

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; Assistant Special Agent in Charge Gary Tuggle of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore District Office; Commissioner Anthony W. Batts of the Baltimore Police Department; and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein.

According to Chase’s plea agreement, in March 2013, Chase agreed with a confidential source to rob a stash house full of cocaine. Chase and the source subsequently met to plan the robbery and Chase confirmed that he would bring a gun to use during the robbery. On April 8, 2013, Chase and codefendant Rodney Ellis met with the source to commit the robbery. Chase’s vehicle was stopped and the two were arrested. Law enforcement recovered a 9mm handgun and a .32 caliber handgun from the vehicle.

Chase subsequently agreed to be interviewed by law enforcement and admitted that he planned to participate in the robbery of a drug dealer and that he had obtained a gun to use in the robbery.

Rodney Ellis, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty to his role in the conspiracy and was sentenced to 97 months in prison on June 17, 2014.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the ATF, DEA, Baltimore Police Department and Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney James T. Wallner, who prosecuted the case.

Updated January 26, 2015