Maryland Primary Results, Wicomico County Races

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Results were unofficial as of early Wednesday morning and included ballots cast at the polls and from early voting. Mailed-in ballots are still to be counted. CLICK HERE FOR WICOMICO COUNTY RESULTS FROM THE MARYLAND BOARD OF ELECTIONS Julie Giordiano, hoping to become Wicomico County Executive, holds a lead over acting County Executive John Psota…

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Princess Anne Man Sentenced for Racist Graffiti at Salisbury University

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A Princess Anne man has been found guilty of maliciously defacing the property of Salisbury University in a hate crime.  On Friday, Wicomico County District Court Judge Abigail Marsh sentenced 54 year old Jerome Jackson to 18 months of active incarceration at the County Detention Center.  Jackson has also paid $494 in restitution to the…

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Former Salisbury Resident Convicted of Sexual Abuse of Child

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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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Salisbury Man Sentenced for Weapons Offenses

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A Salisbury man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after he was convicted of weapons offenses.  Wicomico County Circuit Court Judge Kathleen Beckstead sentenced 33 year old Leo Shaw earlier this week – he is required to serve 10 years without the possibility of parole.  Last May police went into Shaw’s Dover Street…

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Berlin Man Sentenced for Sexual Child Abuse

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A Berlin man has been sentenced to life in prison for two counts 2nd degree rape.  A Worcester County judge last week sentenced 61 year old Keith Mariani to life in prison with all but 15 years suspended for one count of 2nd degree rape.  Mariani was sentenced to serve another 15 years for his…

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Willards Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

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A Willards man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for child abuse and violation of probation.  Judge James Sarbanes sentenced 35 year old Timothy White to 8 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to 2nd degree child abuse.  Officials say at the time of his offense, White was on probation for a…

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Eden Man Convicted of Attempted 1st Degree Murder

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An Eden man has been found guilty of attempted 1st degree murder and weapons offenses.  Prosecutors say that in May of 2016 Gregory Sterling attacked a man with a machete – stabbing him 19 times.  Sentencing has been postponed pending the completion of a pre-sentence investigation.  Wicomico County officials say Sterling had been previously found…

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Salisbury Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison on Drug Charges

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A Salisbury man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.  On Wednesday, Judge S. James Sarbanes sentenced 44 year old Shawn Hugee to 25 years for convictions in two separate cases.  Hugee pleaded guilty to one count of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine on Wednesday – he was also found in violation…

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Salisbury Man Sentenced for Assault

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A Salisbury man has pleaded guilty to 1st degree assault and has been sentenced to five years in prison – with all but 18 months suspended.  Officials say 19 year old Daniel Ulm has no prior criminal history.  His vehicle was spotted in the area of a hit and run last March – and matched…

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Willards Man Convicted on Drug and other Charges

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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 Man Convicted of Sex Offenses of Minors

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A Salisbury man has been convicted on a variety of sex charges. On Monday a Wicomico County jury found 52 year old Charles Quails guilty of 2 counts of sexual abuse of a minor, and multiple other offenses against two victims who were under the age of 12 at the time of the incidents. The…

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Salisbury Teen Sentenced for Sexual Abuse of Minor

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A Salisbury teen has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after he was tried as an adult for sex abuse of a minor and rape.  In April 16 year old Klin Deschild was found guilty of sexually abusing a victim under the age of 8 between September and November of 2018.  Deschild was sentenced…

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UPDATED: Hebron Horse Owner Sentenced

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UPDATED – 5-13-19 – The woman who was indicted for criminal animal abuse will not spend time in prison. On Monday, Barbara Pilchard was sentenced to 90 days for each of the six horses that died as a result of abuse and neglect on her farm. Judge Leah Seaton suspended all of Pilchard’s time and…

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Salisbury Man Found Guilty of Impaired Driving

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A Maryland District Court Judge in Wicomico County has found 24-year-old Jack Gilmore Trafford of Salisbury guilty of numerous charges relating to driving a vehicle while impaired by drugs and alcohol. Wicomico County State’s Attorney Jamie Dykes tells WGMD that the conviction emanates from a March 29, 2018 incident investigating by Salisbury Police, in which…

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Berlin Woman Sentenced for Embezzlement, Theft and Forgery

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A Berlin woman has been sentenced for embezzlement and other offenses.  On Friday 51 year old Theresa Kolacz was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison.  She was convicted of theft over $100,000, embezzlement and forgery in December.  Police were notified last May by officials at the St George’s Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean City…

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Salisbury Man Sentenced After Crime Spree Breaking into Vehicles

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Last month 43 year old Sydney Hopkins of Salisbury pleaded guilty to 8 counts of rogue and vagabond after multiple incidents from January 9 to April 9 of 2018 where he broke into victim’s vehicles to steal purses and use debit or credit cards that were found inside.  A search warrant turned up personal items…

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Salisbury Man Sentenced after Violent Sexual Assault

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A Salisbury man has been sentenced to life in prison with all but 35 years suspended.  Ellsworth Millington was in court today and during sentencing Judge S. James Sarbanes classified the 64 year old man as a sexually violent predator.  Millington will be required to register as a Tier 3 sex offender for life.  Millington…

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Salisbury Man Convicted of Sex Offenses Against a Minor

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A Salisbury man has been found guilty of sex offenses of a minor.  Officials say the charges stem from ongoing contact with a child under the age of 15 when the incident occurred in March.  The judge has ordered a pre-sentence investigation and mental health evaluation for 41 year old Harry Chisum.  He faces a…

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Salisbury Woman Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder

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A Salisbury woman has been sentenced to life in prison for the 1st degree murder and robbery of 32 year old Tavin Molock in July of 2017.  Wicomico County State’s Attorney officials say Molock was walking in the area of Bethel and Roger Streets when 40 year old Brandi Upshur and several others assaulted and…

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Salisbury Bank Robber Found Guilty

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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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Salisbury Man Sentenced to Life In Prison in Molock Murder

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It’s life without the possibility of parole for 28 year old old Raymond Murray of Salisbury.  He was sentenced last week in the first degree murder of Tavin Molock nearly a year ago.  The judge also sentenced Murray to concurrent sentences of related charges including armed robbery and conspiracy.  Molock was assaulted and robbed by…

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