Baltimore County State's Attorney: lower-level criminals oftentimes lead to real criminals
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | John Patti, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5 Original Source (read and listen here): https://www.wbal.com/article/551142/2/baltimore-county-states-attorney-lower-level-criminals-oftentimes-lead-to-real-criminals
Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger told C4 and Bryan Nehman that it is important to get lower-level criminals in a courtroom because oftentimes they lead to real criminals.
He said in Baltimore County, first-time offenders rarely get jail time because the judge is more concerned with getting that person the help they need. Shellenberger said he has a good, long-time working relationship with incoming U.S. Attorney Erek Barron, calling him a straight shooter.
He also said back in November, he looked at the addresses of the 35 people charged with murder in Baltimore County.
Shellenberger said he found that 24 had a Baltimore County address, 10 had a Baltimore City address and one had an Anne Arundel County address.