Stolen Firearm and Ammunition recovered after State Police in Maryland locate & arrest a Wanted Fugitive in Baltimore

BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland State Police is reporting that an arrest on an open warrant in Baltimore City has lead Maryland State Police to the recovery of a stolen 9mm handgun and several rounds of ammunition. 

James David Thomas, a wanted fugitive by the Baltimore City Police Department, was located and arrested on September 21, 2022 at an apartment in the 1200 block of West Mount Royal Avenue in Baltimore.

After being arrested on two open warrants, James David Thomas, 25, of Baltimore is charged with:

  • Illegal possession of a regulated firearm
  • Possession of a stolen firearm
  • Illegal possession of ammunition

Thomas is being held at Baltimore Central Booking where he faces these additional charges placed by the Maryland State Police. 

Aniya Kaylen Winslow, 23, of Baltimore is also charged in connection with the investigation. After consultation with the Baltimore City Commissioner’s Office, she was served with a criminal summons charging her with:

  • Possession of a stolen firearm
  • Other related crimes

During Thomas’ arrest on the open warrant on September 21, 2022 a Maryland State trooper observed one live round of ammunition on the floor. Maryland State Police subsequently applied for a search and seizure warrant.

Shortly after 11:00 A.M., troopers executed the search warrant on the apartment which resulted in the recovery of:

  • A 9mm handgun containing nine live rounds of ammunition

Police located the firearm between the mattress and box spring in the bedroom.

During the investigation, troopers learned the gun was reported stolen on February 5, 2021 through the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C.

Thomas was also found to be:

  • Prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition

Photo of James David Thomas rovided by the Maryland State Police.

The investigation continues..


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