Two Baltimore police detectives plead guilty to armed robberies in racketeering case

Posted at 3:49 PM, Jul 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-21 17:52:33-04

Two of the Baltimore police detectives charged in racketeering case have plead guilty to committing armed robbery. Detectives Evodio Calles Hendrix, 32, of Randallstown, Maryland and Maurice Kilpatrick Ward, 36, of Middle River, Maryland plead guilty Friday.

According to their plea agreements, Hendrix admitted to participating in three robberies from March to August 2016. Ward admitted to participating in four robberies from February to August 2016. The detectives said they were armed with their Baltimore Police Department service firearms during the robberies. 

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Individual victims were physically restrained and the defendants wrote false incident reports and other documents in order to conceal their criminal conduct and otherwise obstruct justice. 

Hendrix and Ward also admitted that they and their co-defendants routinely submitted false individual overtime report, certifying they worked their entire assigned shifts, or overtime hours, when they did no. The detectives also admitted to submitting false overtime reports on behalf of their co-defendants and their co-defendants submitted false overtime reports on their behalf.

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Hendrix has scheduled hearing on February 20, 2018 at 2 p.m. and Ward's scheduled hearing is on February 21, 2018 at 10 a.m.

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