Baltimore prosecutors indict two men for unrelated murders

Baltimore prosecutors have indicted two city men on murder charges for unrelated killings last July and in August 2019.

Tovarren Scott, 35, of West Baltimore, was indicted on charges of first-degree murder, assault, reckless endangerment and gun charges. He’s accused of fatally shooting 46-year-old Moses Lee Rush Jr. last July inside a home in the 1600 block of Laurens Street in Sandtown-Winchester.


In charging documents, Officer Dennis Bailey wrote that Rush had been in an argument and fight with a woman whom Scott was romantically involved with. Further, the two men had been in a fight one week before the fatal shooting, the officer wrote.

The suspect was captured on surveillance video and he wore a white cast on his left hand same as Scott, Bailey wrote. Scott’s cellphone also placed him at the scene of the murder, according to police. Online court records did not list an attorney for Scott.


In addition, Jayson Brown, 20, of Coldstream Homestead Montebello in Northeast Baltimore, was indicted on charges of murder for allegedly beating to death a 33-year-old man in August 2019. The victim, Marvin Dessaure, was attacked by three men at Asquith Street and North Avenue. He suffered a fractured skull and died at the hospital.

Surveillance cameras captured the attack and police identified Brown as a suspect. In charging documents, Det. Jonathan Riker wrote that Brown admitted to having a hand in the attack.

“He advised he did not know who the other two guys were but had heard the victim had been exposing himself to kids from the neighborhood,” the detective wrote.

Charging documents do not say if police corroborated Brown’s allegation against the victim.

Online court records do not list an attorney for Brown.