Peter Newsham

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Orlando Bell Sentenced to 130 Months in Prison for Role in Drug Trafficking Organization

Defendant Caught With Crack Cocaine and Firearm WASHINGTON (STL.News)– Orlando Bell, 37, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 130 months in prison for his role in a drug trafficking organization that distributed large amounts of heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Jessie K. … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Orlando Bell Sentenced to 130 Months in Prison for Role in Drug Trafficking Organization

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Danzell Johnson Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Armed Robberies in Southeast Washington

Defendant and Accomplice Carjacked One of the Victims WASHINGTON (STL.News) – Danzell Johnson, 21, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 16 years in prison for a pair of armed robberies he committed last summer in Southeast Washington, including one that resulted in a carjacking, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu and Peter Newsham, Chief … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Danzell Johnson Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Armed Robberies in Southeast Washington

WASHINGTON News: California Couple Sentenced to Prison Terms on Federal Child Exploitation Charges

WASHINGTON – Jorge Castillo, 37, and his girlfriend, Katherine Briones, 43, both of Inglewood, Calif., were sentenced today to prison terms of 25 years and 15 years, respectively, after earlier pleading guilty in the District of Columbia to child exploitation charges. The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie K. … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: California Couple Sentenced to Prison Terms on Federal Child Exploitation Charges

WASHINGTON News: Drug Trafficker, Dontae Robey Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison For Distributing Narcotics in Northwest Washington and Maryland

Guilty Plea Results in Fourth Drug Trafficking Conviction WASHINGTON – Dontae Robey, 36, of Landover, Md., was sentenced today to eight years in prison for trafficking in heroin, crack, and powder cocaine in the Shaw area of Northwest Washington and Maryland, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu, Nancy McNamara, Assistant Director in Charge of the … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: Drug Trafficker, Dontae Robey Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison For Distributing Narcotics in Northwest Washington and Maryland

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Deangelo Jenkins Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearms and Narcotics Charges

Two Guns and Cocaine Base Recovered in Searches of Defendant and Car He Was Driving WASHINGTON – Deangelo Jenkins, 33, of Washington, D.C., has pled guilty to federal firearms and narcotics offenses stemming from an investigation in which law enforcement recovered two loaded handguns and cocaine base, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu and Peter … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Deangelo Jenkins Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearms and Narcotics Charges

WASHINGTON News: District Woman, Briana Barnes Sentenced for Distributing Synthetic Marijuana Woman Arrested After Making Sales in Northeast Washington

WASHINGTON – Briana Barnes, 20, of Washington, D.C., has been sentenced to six months of incarceration on a charge stemming from an investigation into the sales of synthetic cannabinoids in Northeast Washington, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu and Peter Newsham, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). Barnes pled guilty in August 2018, in … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Woman, Briana Barnes Sentenced for Distributing Synthetic Marijuana Woman Arrested After Making Sales in Northeast Washington

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Austin Boykins Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun and Drug Charges After Being Observed Engaging in Sale of Narcotics

Guilty Plea Will Result in Third Firearms Conviction WASHINGTON – Austin Boykins, 35, of Washington, D.C., pled guilty today to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, after law enforcement discovered a loaded firearm and packaged narcotics in his vehicle following a street sale of drugs during an undercover operation, announced U.S. … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Austin Boykins Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun and Drug Charges After Being Observed Engaging in Sale of Narcotics

WASHINGTON News: Seven People Sentenced to Prison on Federal Charges Following Investigation Into Drug Sales in Southwest Washington

Investigation Targeted Sales of PCP, Crack Cocaine, and Heroin WASHINGTON –Antonio Spencer, 25, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to a five-year prison term after pleading guilty to a federal drug offense stemming from an investigation into the trafficking of PCP, crack cocaine and heroin in Southwest Washington. Six co-defendants previously were sentenced to prison … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: Seven People Sentenced to Prison on Federal Charges Following Investigation Into Drug Sales in Southwest Washington

WASHINGTON News: District Man, James Richardson Pleads Guilty For 2003 Sexual Assault of Woman in Southwest Washington

Man Had Been Convicted in Two Previous Sexual Assaults WASHINGTON – James Richardson, 37, of Washington, D.C., pled guilty today to sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman in September 2003, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu and Peter Newsham, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). Richardson pled guilty in the Superior Court of the District … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, James Richardson Pleads Guilty For 2003 Sexual Assault of Woman in Southwest Washington

WASHINGTON News: Two Men Sentenced to Prison Terms on Federal Charges for Attack on ATM Employee

Victim Was Pistol-Whipped and Robbed in Broad Daylight WASHINGTON – Richard Reid, 43, of Washington, D.C., and Dwonne Washington, 43, of Silver Spring, Md., were sentenced today to prison terms for robbing and beating a man who was servicing ATM machines in Northwest Washington, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu, Matthew J. DeSarno, Special Agent … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: Two Men Sentenced to Prison Terms on Federal Charges for Attack on ATM Employee

WASHINGTON News: Maryland Man, Nicholas Bukoski Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge for Making Threats Timed to Anti-Violence Demonstration

Two Threats Were Directed at United States Senators WASHINGTON – Nicholas Bukoski, 19, of Crofton, Md., pled guilty today to a federal charge stemming from a series of threats that he made coinciding with a demonstration against gun violence that took place in March 2018 in Washington, D.C. The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: Maryland Man, Nicholas Bukoski Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge for Making Threats Timed to Anti-Violence Demonstration

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Manulito Chambliss Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Federal Drug Offense

Defendant Arrested in Traffic Stop in Northeast Washington, Caught With Plastic Bags Containing Significant Amounts of Cocaine Base WASHINGTON – Manulito Chambliss, 47, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to five years in prison on a federal drug offense stemming from a traffic stop by police that led to the discovery of cocaine base in … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Manulito Chambliss Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Federal Drug Offense

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Antwan Shelton Sentenced to 80 Months in Prison For Federal Firearm and Drug Trafficking Offenses

Case Marks Third Firearms Conviction and Second Drug Trafficking Conviction WASHINGTON – Antwan Shelton, 35, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 80 months in prison after earlier pleading guilty to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, and possessing three separate quantities of narcotics with an intent to distribute them, announced … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Antwan Shelton Sentenced to 80 Months in Prison For Federal Firearm and Drug Trafficking Offenses

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Tyreke Chambers Pleads Guilty to Murder Charge Related to 2015 Stabbing in Southeast Washington

Defendant Admits Stabbing Man in Attempted Robbery WASHINGTON – Tyreke Chambers, 20, of Washington D.C., has pled guilty to a charge of second-degree murder while armed stemming from his involvement in an attempted robbery that ended with the victim being stabbed in the heart, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu and Peter Newsham, Chief of … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Tyreke Chambers Pleads Guilty to Murder Charge Related to 2015 Stabbing in Southeast Washington

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Darryl Smith Sentenced to 80 Months in Prison on Charges Involving Open Drug Market from D.C. Barbershop

Firearms, Drugs, and Cash Seized by Law Enforcement WASHINGTON – Darryl Smith, 41, the manager of a Southeast Washington barbershop, was sentenced today to 80 months in prison on federal narcotics and firearms offenses stemming from an investigation into drug trafficking at the business and surrounding area, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu, Thomas L. … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Darryl Smith Sentenced to 80 Months in Prison on Charges Involving Open Drug Market from D.C. Barbershop

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Leroy Jones Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison Following Discovery of Guns and Drugs in His Apartment

U.S. Marshals Service Came to Apartment to Evict Defendant WASHINGTON – Leroy Jones, 32, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 10 years in prison after earlier pleading guilty to one count of possessing firearms, including a short-barreled rifle, in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu, Michael Hughes, U.S. … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Leroy Jones Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison Following Discovery of Guns and Drugs in His Apartment

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Elliott A. Starks Sentenced to 15-Year Prison Term for Killing Woman Near Southeast Washington Bike Path

Defendant Also Faces Revocation of His Parole for 1999 Murder WASHINGTON– Elliott A. Starks, 35, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to a 15-year prison term for killing a woman in December 2016 along a bicycle trail in Southeast Washington, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu and Peter Newsham, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Elliott A. Starks Sentenced to 15-Year Prison Term for Killing Woman Near Southeast Washington Bike Path

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Tyrone Hopkins Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Federal Firearms Charge

Defendant Arrested With Gun Tied to Broader Investigation Into Trafficking of Firearms into the District of Columbia WASHINGTON – Tyrone Hopkins, 25, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to five years in prison on a federal firearms charge stemming from his arrest last fall in a narcotics investigation, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu, Thomas … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Tyrone Hopkins Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Federal Firearms Charge

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Kelby Gordon Found Guilty of Murder in Shooting That Killed Innocent Bystander

Victim Had Just Finished Having Breakfast With Mother WASHINGTON – Kelby Gordon, 32, of Washington, D.C., has been found guilty by a jury of second-degree murder while armed, assault with intent to kill while armed, and related firearms offenses for killing an innocent bystander and firing into an occupied bedroom during a broad-daylight shooting in … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Kelby Gordon Found Guilty of Murder in Shooting That Killed Innocent Bystander