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Press Release

Five Baltimore Men Plead Guilty Under Federal Gun Statutes

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

June 23, 2017



at (410) 209-4885


Baltimore, Maryland – Five men pleaded guilty this week, 4 on Baltimore City gun cases and one Anne Arundel County gun case. The guilty pleas were announced today by Acting United States Attorney Stephen M. Schenning.


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


Five defendants, listed below, pleaded guilty in 5 separate cases in United States District Court this week.

  • Robert Butler, age 43, of Baltimore, Maryland

  • Ryan King, age 25, of Baltimore, Maryland

  • Demonte T. Jones, age 25, of Brooklyn, Maryland

  • Calvin Thompson, age 38, of Baltimore, Maryland

  • Craig Tucker, age 30, of Baltimore, Maryland


Acting United States Attorney Stephen M. Schenning said 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 guilty pleas 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.


Sentence proceedings for the five are pending. All five defendants continue to be detained.


Updated June 23, 2017