Previously, she spent six years at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup for fatally shooting a girl at age 14. In 2005, she was arrested after failing to cooperate in a trial in a killing she witnessed on The Block, Baltimore's red-light district. While serving the warrant, police found a small amount of marijuana in her home and charged her with drug possession — a charge of which she was later acquitted. After she vowed to invoke her Fifth Amendment right not to testify, prosecutors offered the murder suspect, Steven James Lashley, a plea deal, with a 30-year sentence and half the term suspended.
And while she has not appeared in an acting role since "The Wire" ended its run in 2008, she secured a role in a movie called "Criminal Empire for Dummies," with a cast that includes Gary Oldman and Harvey Keitel, set to be released this year.
Also charged in the federal indictment and taken into custody Thursday is Gerard Mungo, father of the young boy arrested for sitting on a dirt bike in 2007. Then-Mayor Sheila Dixon apologized to the family at the time. The elder Mungo faced first-degree murder charges last year, which were dropped by city prosecutors in June, court records show.
By daybreak, officers were finishing up at another target, a house in the 1600 block of N. Regester St. in East Baltimore. There, in a strip of mostly vacant properties north of Johns Hopkins Hospital, officers led Tabitha Williams and Donovan Sterling out in handcuffs, with a blue sweat shirt over Williams' head.
"Bye, baby," she told Sterling as they were separated.
"All right," he muttered. To the officers, he said, "Make sure my house gets secured up."
Some of those indicted remained at large Thursday night, authorities said.
Officers executing 40 search warrants confiscated four guns, 5 pounds of marijuana and 5 grams of raw heroin, according to Bealefeld.
"I'm confident we've made a section of Baltimore much safer," the commissioner said.
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