Baltimore Man Indicted on Gun and Drug Conspiracy Charges Resulting in Two Murders
Baltimore, Maryland - A federal grand jury has indicted Kyle Stevens, a/k/a “Cappo,” age 22, of Remington, Maryland, on two counts of use of a firearm in furtherance of a drug conspiracy related to two murders and one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and oxycodone. The indictment was returned on January 17, 2013, and unsealed on January 29, 2013, upon Stevens’ arrest.
The indictment was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Special Agent in Charge Steven L. Gerido of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Chief James W. Johnson of the Baltimore County Police Department; Colonel Marcus L. Brown, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police; Commissioner Anthony W. Batts of the Baltimore Police Department; Anne Arundel County Police Chief Larry W. Tolliver; Secretary Gary D. Maynard of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services; Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger; Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein; and Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Frank R. Weathersbee.
The three-count indictment alleges that beginning in 2005 Stevens was part of a conspiracy to distribute heroin, powder and crack cocaine, and oxycodone. Further, the indictment alleges that in furtherance of the drug conspiracy, on January 24, 2006, Stevens used a .45 caliber semiautomatic handgun to murder James Wright, a/k/a Ronnie Mo; and on September 21, 2007, used a .380 caliber semiautomatic handgun to murder Keith Ray, a/k/a Keithy.
Stevens faces a maximum sentence of life in prison for each of two counts of use of a firearm in furtherance of a drug conspiracy, and for the drug conspiracy charge. Stevens had his initial appearance on January 29, 2013 in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Stevens is detained. A detention hearing is scheduled for Monday, February 4, 2013, at 11:30 a.m., before U.S. Magistrate Judge Beth P. Gesner, Courtroom 7B, U.S. District Court in Baltimore.
An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings.
Mr. Rosenstein praised the FBI, ATF, Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services; Baltimore County Police Department; Anne Arundel County Police Department; Baltimore City Police Department; the Maryland State Police; Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office; Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office; and Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office for their assistance in this investigation and prosecution.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Robert R. Harding and Christopher J. Romano, who are prosecuting this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case.