Anthony W. BattsPOLICE COMMISSIONER Anthony J. GuglielmiDIRECTOR
Homicide Detectives Make Arrest in 2009 Murder
September 26, 2012 / Baltimore, MD- Baltimore Police HomicideDetectives announced the arrest of Sherrell Ferguson for her alleged involvement in the2009 murder of 26 year old Eric Pendergrass.On February 9, 2009, police officers responded to the 200 block of W. Patapsco Avenuefor a reported body in the water. Rescue units responded and removed a male wrappedin a blanket from the water. The victim, later identified as Eric Pendergrass, waspronounced on scene. The death of Mr. Pendergrass was determined to be homicide byasphyxiation.Sherrell Ferguson has been formally charged with 1st and 2nd degree murder, conspiracyto commit murder, 1st and 2nd degree assault, extortion, kidnapping, and falseimprisonment. Two other suspects, 37 year old Darryl Nichols and 36 year old DontaVaughn were identified and are facing charges related to this murder. Both suspects arefederally incarcerated and have federal detainers placed upon them and criminal warrantscharging them with the murder of Mr. Pendergrass will be served shortly.This case is an example of the unyielding investigations conducted by members of theBaltimore Police Department’s Homicide Section and their dedication to bring justice nomatter how the length of the investigation. Detectives attribute community intelligence asvital in closing this case.For more information, please contact Baltimore Police Public Affairs Section at 410-396-2012.