RELEASE: Execution of Temporary Protection Order Results in Firearm Arrest & Seizure of Drugs and Cash


RELEASE: Execution of Temporary Protection Order Results in  Firearm Arrest & Seizure of Drugs and Cash


BALTIMORE, MD (Tuesday, April 18, 2023) — Members of the Baltimore City Sheriff’s Special Operations Division seized drugs and thousands of dollars in cash after executing a search warrant at the home of a man wanted on domestic violence, multiple first and second-degree assault charges, and firearm violations. 

Norman Maxwell, 47, was initially issued a temporary protective order for a domestic violence-related matter through the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. Through further investigation, the Baltimore City Sheriff's Office found that Maxwell also had an active arrest warrant through the Baltimore County Police Department for the following charges: Assault 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, Firearm Use in a Felony Crime, and Handgun on Person. 

While arresting Maxwell at his home in the 1600 block of Waverly Way in Northeast Baltimore, a deputy sheriff reportedly saw a large amount of marijuana and packing materials in plain sight. 

In executing the search warrant, members of the Baltimore City Sheriff’s Special Operations Division, joined by the Maryland State Police/DEA Strike Force 7, found nearly seven pounds of marijuana, one scale, and $3,956 in cash. All items were seized. 

Maxwell was arrested on April 12, 2023, and taken to Central Booking, where court records indicated that he was charged on the Baltimore County warrant for first and second-degree assault charges and firearm violations. On April 17, 2023, he was transferred to the Baltimore Central Booking & Intake Center where he remains at the time of this publishing. 

The Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office takes interpersonal violence and firearms assault charges very seriously,” said Baltimore City Sheriff Sam Cogen. “I’m proud of our deputies' efforts that resulted in the arrest of a person accused of firearm offenses and a crime of violence. The successful resolution of this matter is one of the many examples that highlight the difficult and dangerous job our deputies have of protecting individuals experiencing domestic violence.” 

The investigation into the incident is ongoing. Additional charges may be forthcoming.

The Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office is responsible for serving all Temporary Protective Orders that are issued by the Baltimore City Circuit Court and District Court for Baltimore City. Anyone seeking assistance with domestic violence should call the Sheriff’s Office’s Interpersonal Violence Unit at 410-396-115 for assistance.







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