Hebron Man Sentenced to 65 Years in Prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

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After a pre-sentencing investigation and mental health assessment were completed, Wicomico County Circuit Court Judge S. James Sarbanes has sentenced 70 year old Joseph Burton of Hebron to 65 years in prison. Burton pleaded guilty in January to three separate counts of sexual abuse of a minor. Court records show that for several years from…

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Child Abuse and Assault Case Sentencing in Wicomico County

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38-year-old Brian Fitchett has been sentenced to 35 years for Assault in the First Degree and child abuse offenses. The sentencing took place in the Circuit Court for Wicomico County. Last month, a Wicomico County jury convicted Fitchett of First-Degree Assault and Child Abuse-Second Degree. According to the Office of the State’s Attorney for Wicomico…

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Jason Suha Convicted & Sentenced for Possession & Distribution of CDS

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A Salisbury man has pleaded guilty to three counts of possession with the intent to distribute drugs in Wicomico County Circuit Court. Associate Judge Matthew Maciarello accepted the plea and sentenced 45 year old Jason Suha to 23 years in prison with all but 4 years suspended. As part of the plea agreement Suha forfeits…

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Salisbury Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder

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A Salisbury man has been sentenced to life in prison for murder. This was a retrial for 30 year old Delonte Bryant after the Maryland Appellate Court vacated the original jury verdict and ordered a new trial. Bryant was found guilty after a three-day trial this past June of 1st degree murder, firearms and other…

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Mardela Springs Man Sentenced for Sexual Abuse of Minor

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A Mardela Springs man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for sexual abuse of a minor. Wicomico County Circuit Court Judge S. James Sarbanes sentenced 31 year old Joseph Norman after he entered guilty plea on June 6 to sexual abuse of a minor, two counts of 3rd degree sexual offense and manufacturing…

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Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for Drug Offenses

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A Salisbury man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison on drug offenses. Court officials say that because of 65 year old Eric Thomas’s prior convictions – four prior felony drug convictions – he will be required to serve 50% of his sentence before he may be eligible for parole. In May, Thomas was…

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Salisbury Man Sentenced for Indecent Exposure

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A Salisbury man has been sentenced after accepting a plea deal in Wicomico County. Associate Judge of the District Court of Maryland sentenced 52 year old Aaron Dunn to three and a half years in prison for indecent exposure and trespassing on school grounds. According to court records, Dunn entered the third floor of the…

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Wicomico County Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Distributing Fentanyl

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A Quantico man has been sentenced for possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl. Wicomico County Circuit Court Judge Karen Dean sentenced 25 year old Treyvon Walston to 15 years in prison. When Walston was arrested in August of 2022, he was on supervised probation for a 2nd degree sexual offense. The arrest violated his…

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Cambridge, Maryland Man Sentenced for First-Degree Murder

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Chief Judge of the Circuit Court for Wicomico County today sentenced a 26-year-old Cambridge, Maryland man to two consecutive terms of Life Without Possibility of Parole on two counts of First-Degree Murder. Damon Hall also faces an additional consecutive term of 10 years without parole on firearms charges. On November 30th, 2022, Hall was convicted…

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Salisbury Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Armed Robbery

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A Salisbury man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison – with 5 years of that sentence without the possibility of parole. Senior Judge of the Circuit Court for Wicomico County sentenced 25 year old Kendal Smiley last week after his jury conviction in January of armed robbery, 1st degree assault and weapons offenses.…

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VA Man Sentenced in Wicomico County for Attempted 2nd Degree Murder

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A New Church, VA man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison after his conviction by a Wicomico County jury for attempted 2nd degree murder and other offenses. Five years of the sentence for 23 year old Everon Strand is without the possibility of parole. According to court records, Strand was identified by multiple…

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Sentencing in Salisbury Area Assault Case

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21-year-old Nashala Williams has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for assaults that occurred while on the road. On September 19, 2022, Williams pleaded guilty to First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, and Illegal Possession of a Regulated Firearm. According to the State’s Office for Wicomico County, on February 28, 2022, Williams rear-ended a…

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Salisbury Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison

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A Salisbury man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for fentanyl distribution. Chief Judge of the Circuit Court for Wicomico County, Kathleen Beckstead sentenced 34 year old Darnell Jenkins on Thursday. He was found guilty of distribution of fentanyl and 2 counts of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in September. During the investigation into…

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Salisbury Man Sentenced to 20 Years for First-Degree Child Abuse

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35-year-old Tyrique Powell faces 20-years in prison stemming from a child abuse incident that occurred in August, 2020. A 5-week-old infant suffered a skull fracture. The child is living with permanent damage as a result. The Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C. diagnosed and treated the infant. The investigation revealed that Powell and the…

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Salisbury Man Sentenced to 60 Years for Murder

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A Salisbury man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for murder. In September, a Wicomico County jury convicted Drequan Savage of 2nd degree murder, 1st degree assault and firearms offenses in the murder of Gerald Nash. On Wednesday the Honorable S. James Sarbanes, Administrative Judge of the First Judicial Circuit sentenced Savage with…

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Berlin Man Sentenced for Sex Abuse & Pornography

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A 38 year old Berlin man has been sentenced to serve 105 years in prison for the sex abuse of a minor and manufacture of child pornography. Bruce Travers pleaded guilty to 3 counts of each charge on July 12 – he was ordered to undergo a psycho-sexual evaluation prior to sentencing. At sentencing the…

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UPDATED: State Auditor Kathy McGuiness Sentenced to Probation & a Fine

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UPDATED – 10/19/22 5pm – Governor John Carney received a letter from Kathy McGuiness Wednesday afternoon and accepted her resignation effective 4:30pm today, October 19th. The Governor plans to name a replacement to continue the Auditor’s work in coming months. Kathy McGuiness will join Mike Bradley exclusively on The Talk of Delmarva Thursday morning at…

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Salisbury Man Sentenced for Drugs and Assault

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In early September, a Salisbury man was sentenced to 28 years in prison for drugs. Circuit Administrative Judge S. James Sarbanes sentenced Darius Deal to 20 years with all but 8 years suspended after he was convicted of possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl. On September 30th, Deal was sentenced to 20 years for…

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