Salisbury Man Convicted of Assault, Weapons Offenses

A 31-year-old Salisbury man has been convicted of First-Degree Assault and weapons offenses. Sentencing is postponed for the completion of a pre-sentencing investigation. Markel Barkley remains in custody pending sentencing. The charges stem from an incident that occurred on October 11th, 2022, in which Barkley threatened his then-girlfriend with an illegal handgun as they were…

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Salisbury Man Convicted of Armed Robbery, Assault

A Salisbury man has been convicted of armed robbery and first-degree assault among other charges, following a two-day jury trial. The charges stem from an incident On March 13, 2022, in which Kendal Lee Smiley stole a silver handgun from a relative and walked a short distance to the Pizza City located on Carroll Street…

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Salisbury Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison on Weapons Offenses

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A Salisbury man has been convicted of possession of a firearm and related charges earlier this week by Chief Judge of the Circuit Court for Wicomico County Kathleen Beckstead sentenced Dashawn Rivers to eight years in prison – the mandatory minimum sentence is five years. Officials in the Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s office say Rivers…

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Man Convicted For Sexual Abuse Of A Child

A Pittsville man has been convicted of sexual abuse of a minor and related offenses, following a two-day bench trial.According to the Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office, 51-year-old Terry Lee Parks Junior was already a registered sex offender in September 2021, when he sexually assaulted a child. Prosecutors said he was responsible for supervision of…

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Maryland Man Convicted of 2nd Degree Murder

A Delmar, Maryland man has been found guilty of second degree murder and other offenses. After a 4-day jury trial, 21 year old Jaron Purnell was also convicted on a count of attempted second degree murder and weapons charges. The Honorable Kathleen L. Beckstead, Chief Judge of the Circuit Court for Wicomico County, presided over…

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US Senate Vote to Convict Former President Trump Comes Up Short

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Both of Delaware’s US Senators voted to impeach former President Donald Trump. Senator Coons, in a statement Saturday, says that the divisions stirred up by the former President still exist. We need to move forward with an honest agreement on the facts or the politically motivated violence that was seen at the US Capitol on…

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Former Sussex Co. Man Convicted In Wicomico Co. On Drug Charges

A former Laurel man has been found guilty in Wicomico County of drugs-and-weapons related offenses. According to the Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office, 30-year-old K’lin Gootee was arrested in Delmar in October of 2019. A jury recently convicted him of firearm possession during drug trafficking, possession of narcotics, possession with intent to distribute a fentanyl-heroin…

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Man Convicted Of Child Sex Abuse In Wicomico Co.

A former Salisbury man has been convicted of charges of sex abuse of a minor, rape, sex offense and assault. The Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office says 51-year-old John Woodlin was already a Tier Three sex offender at the time of the offense. A jury found him guilty November 4th. Prosecutors say Woodlin sexually abused…

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Former Salisbury Resident Convicted of Sexual Abuse of Child

A Wicomico County jury has found 36 year old Kelite Ferreras, formerly of Salisbury, guilty of one count each of sex abuse of a minor, 2nd degree rape and other related charges.  In October of 2016, Ferreras raped and sexually abused a child under the age of 12 who was in the home.  Ferreras left…

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Berlin teen convicted of murder in Wicomico County

A Berlin teen has been convicted of second-degree murder. 16-year-old Vershawn Hudson-Crawford was convicted was convicted in the second-degree murder death on Tuesday of 17-year-old Dehaven Nichols, also of Berlin, according to the Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office. In May of 2019, Hudson-Crawford and his mother drove to the Berlin Police Department where he told…

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Salisbury man convicted of sexual abuse of a minor

A Salisbury man has been found guilty of sexual abuse of a minor following a trial in Wicomico County. On Wednesday, a jury found 37-year-old Joseph Townsend guilty on two counts of sex abuse of a minor by household or family member, and three counts of third degree sexual offense. According to the prosecution, between…

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Willards Man Convicted on Drug and other Charges

A Willards man has been convicted on drug and related charges.  The Wicomico County State’s Attorney says Donald Tate, Junior was found guilty of delivering six ounces of cocaine to finance a murder for hire plot that resulted in two people in Accomack County being shot on Halloween of 2017.   Sentencing has been postponed pending…

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Salisbury Bank Robber Found Guilty

A Wicomico County jury last week convicted 29 year old Hakeem   Wrightout of Salisbury on 56 counts, including five counts of armed robbery and five counts of use of handgun in the commission of felony.  Wrightout was one of 5 masked individuals who went into the Bank of Delmarva on Eastern Shore Drive on December…

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