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Welcome to the Harford County State’s Attorney’s Office website. Our Office is here to serve you and works on behalf of the residents of Harford County to investigate and prosecute violations of state and local criminal statutes that occur within our jurisdiction.With professionalism and integrity, we seek justice for victims and the community, while aggressively and impartially prosecuting persons who commit crime.

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My prosecutors, investigators and support staff work tirelessly to serve justice, protect victims and to ensure Harford County continues to be a safe and welcoming place to live and work. On behalf of all of us, I thank you for visiting our site.

Press Releases

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EDGEWOOD MAN CONVICTED OF MURDER

EDGEWOOD MAN CONVICTED OF MURDER

February 23 2024

On Wednesday, February 21, 2024, Alton Cumbo, 30, of Edgewood, was found guilty of Murder in the Second Degree, Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony, and Illegal Possession of a Firearm following a five day jury trial before the Honorable Diane Adkins-Tobin. Evidence presented in trial proved that on December 10, 2021, […] Read More →

BEL AIR MAN CONVICTED OF RAPE FOLLOWING FIVE DAY JURY TRIAL

BEL AIR MAN CONVICTED OF RAPE FOLLOWING FIVE DAY JURY TRIAL

February 09 2024

On Thursday, February 8, 2024, Jose Wilfred Orellana-Cedillos, 33, of Bel Air, Maryland was found guilty by a jury of Second Degree Rape, Fourth Degree Sex Offense, and Second Degree Assault following a five-day jury trial before the Honorable Diane Adkins Tobin. Evidence presented during the trial proved that on July 14, 2023, the Bel […] Read More →

EDGEWOOD WOMAN SENTENCED TO LIFE-60 YEARS TO SERVE FOR FIRST DEGREE MURDER

EDGEWOOD WOMAN SENTENCED TO LIFE-60 YEARS TO SERVE FOR FIRST DEGREE MURDER

December 22 2023

On Monday, December 18, 2023 Ashley Pearl Zentz, 36, of Edgewood, appeared in the Circuit Court of Harford County for sentencing following her conviction for First Degree Murder after a six-day jury trial in October of this year. The state requested a sentence of life, suspend all but 72 years to serve and 5 years […] Read More →

EDGEWOOD MAN CONVICTED OF ATTEMPTED FIRST DEGREE MURDER FOLLOWING NINE-DAY JURY TRIAL

EDGEWOOD MAN CONVICTED OF ATTEMPTED FIRST DEGREE MURDER FOLLOWING NINE-DAY JURY TRIAL

December 13 2023

RE: State of Maryland vs. Luke Powell On Monday, December 11, 2023, Luke Edward Powell, 24, of Edgewood, Maryland, was convicted of Attempted First Degree Murder, Assault in the First Degree, two counts of Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Crime of Violence, and Transporting a Handgun in a Vehicle, following a […] Read More →

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