Intoxicated man urinates, screams obscenities in public MUG
DELMAR, Md. – A 40-year-old Salisbury man faces numerous charges after deputies said he urinated and screamed obscenities while drunk in public.
According to the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the Country Inn around 7 p.m. for a reported intoxicated and disorderly subject. An employee told deputies the subject, later identified as Willie J. Morton, was standing in the parking lot and appeared highly intoxicated. The employee told deputies she observed Morton allegedly open the fly on his pants, pull out his genitalia, and urinate in plain view in the middle of the parking lot. Deputies said Morton was also allegedly waving his arms and yelling obscenities while urinating. When told to leave, deputies said Morton allegedly threw an empty beer can to the ground and walked to a nearby convenience store, where he reportedly continued to harass patrons there. When confronted by an employee of the store, deputies said Morton allegedly pulled out a pocket knife.
Deputies said Morton then walked across Route 13 in his inebriated state, which caused several vehicles to stop in the roadway to avoid running him over. Deputies said they found Morton on the east side of Route 13, incoherent and visibly intoxicated.
Morton was charged with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, indecent exposure, and endangering others while intoxicated. He was detained in the Wicomico County Detention Center without bond.
Fruitland man faces animal cruelty charges MUG
SALISBURY – A 30-year-old Fruitland man faces animal cruelty charges after deputies said he allegedly left a dog in a locked vehicle in the parking lot of Wor-Wic Community College.
According to the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a report of a dog inside an enclosed vehicle on Aug. 28 around 10:30 a.m. Deputies said the dog was locked inside the vehicle without access to fresh air or water. Witnesses said the dog had been in this state for at least 20 minutes and deputies said the dog appeared in distress. While deputies were trying to assist the dog, its owner, Christopher Littleton, returned.
Littleton was taken into custody and charged with animal cruelty for leaving the dog enclosed in the locked vehicle on a hot day where the air temperature had already reached 86 degrees. He was released on personal recognizance.
Dover man arrested in 1996 theft case MUG
SALISBURY – A 49-year-old Dover man was taken into custody Aug. 28 on an arrest warrant for a theft that allegedly occurred in December 1996.
According to the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, deputies traveled to Sussex County, Del. where law enforcement had detained Vincent Daniels. A warrant for theft over $300 was issued for Daniels in January 1997 after he allegedly stole a pager from an acquaintance of his.
Daniels was released on personal recognizance.
Three juveniles caught in drug transaction
HEBRON – Three male juveniles – a 17-year-old Quantico resident, a 17-year-old Kernersville, NC resident, and a 16-year-old Hebron resident – were taken into custody Aug. 28 after a deputy allegedly found them conducting a drug deal in the 200 block of South Main Street.
According to the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy was patrolling the area on foot around 10:40 p.m. when he happened upon an occupied vehicle parked in the lot of a closed business. They deputy said the occupants had turned on the interior dome light, and a male in the rear seat was holding a glass container with a substantial amount of suspected marijuana inside. The deputy saw two plastic baggies in the center console that also held suspected marijuana. The deputy believed he was witnessing a drug transaction take place, which led him to alert the occupants of his presence.
The deputy identified the 17-year-old rear passenger as the individual allegedly selling the marijuana. The two front passengers were charged with possession of marijuana and were released to a parent. The juvenile in the rear was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and was turned over to the Department of Juvenile Services.
Mardela Springs woman assaults victim, damages vehicle
SALISBURY – A 25-year-old Mardela Springs woman was taken into custody Aug. 29 for her allegedly involvement in an Aug. 23 dispute on Decatur Street in Salisbury.
According to the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, Whitney Michelle Dill is accused of approaching a female who was inside a vehicle and engaging in a verbal confrontation. Deputies said Dill allegedly assaulted the female and broke two windows and a headlight before speeding away in her own car.
Dill was charged with second degree assault and malicious destruction of property, and was released on personal recognizance.
Wanted man captured in courthouse MUG
SALISBURY – A wanted 26-year-old Salisbury man was taken into custody Aug. 29 after a deputy recognized him in the Wicomico County District Court building.
According to the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, the deputy was in the courthouse around 3 p.m. and recognized Christopher Wells, who was wanted in Somerset County on a bench warrant for child support non-compliance.
Wells was transported to the county line where he was transferred into the custody of Somerset County.
Del. man arrested on two-year-old warrant MUG
SALISBURY – A 23-year-old Delmar, Del. man was taken into custody Aug. 29 on a two-year-old arrest warrant for assaulting a deputy, among other charges.
According to the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, on Sept. 27, 2010 around 10 a.m. a deputy stopped a vehicle operated by Tennyson Winfred Evans of Delmar, Del. in the parking lot of 7-11 in the 500 block of Salisbury Parkway. Deputies said during questioning, Evans became evasive in his answers and was later found to have provided false information.
During a pat down for weapons, Evans allegedly pushed the deputy away and began to flee on foot towards the intersection of Pemberton Drive and Parsons Road. Deputies said Evans managed to elude apprehension.
It was later discovered Evans was wanted in Delaware on burglary and felony controlled dangerous substance possession charges.
Evans was located in Delaware and detained by authorities before being extradited back to Wicomico County on Aug. 29. He was charged with second degree assault, obstructing and hindering, and providing a false statement to a police officer. He was detained in the Wicomico County Detention Center in lieu of $25,000 bond.
Eight arrested in drug investigation MUGS X 8 (if there’s room)
PITTSVILLE – Eight Wicomico County residents have been taken into custody and charged following a six-month undercover investigation into the illicit use of forged and fraudulent prescriptions used to obtain Oxycodone illegally.
According to the Wicomico County Narcotics Task Force, the following individuals were determined to be principal players in the investigation: Brandon Murry Ehrisman, 25, of Pittsville; Dawn Elizabeth Miller, 45, of Willards; Joshua Thomas O’Brien, 25, of Pittsville; Matthew Brandon Wells, 22, of Willards; John W. West, 35, of Pittsville; Victoria Christina Smith, 21, of Pittsville; Marion Lee Atkinson, 35, of Salisbury; and Carrie Lynn Schwab, 23, of Nanticoke.
All were charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute, obtaining controlled dangerous substances by forged prescriptions, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
Indictments were served on Aug. 28 and upon arrest all suspects were detained in the Wicomico County Detention Center without bond.
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Wanted man assaults police officers
SALISBURY – A 30-year-old Salisbury man was taken into police custody Aug. 27 after he allegedly assaulted a law enforcement officer.
According to the Salisbury Police Department, Emmanuel Lance Jones was found around 11:40 a.m. at a motel in the 2600 block of North Salisbury Boulevard.
Police said when they made contact with Jones, he allegedly pushed the officers and fled behind the motel. When Jones was located and taken into custody, police said he provided a false name. Police said a search of Jones resulted in the recovery of a bag of suspected marijuana. The officers determined his true identity, and discovered he was wanted in Delaware for violation of probation and in Maryland for parole retake.
Jones was released to Central Booking.
Two charged in bar brawl
SALISBURY – Two men face second degree assault and disorderly conduct charges following an Aug. 31 fight at Brew River on West Main Street.
According to the Salisbury Police Department, officers responded to the bar around 1:20 a.m. for reports of fights and a large crowd. Police said Eugene Wright Hughes III, 21, of Princess Anne and Marcel Anthony Dashiell, 23, of Salisbury allegedly began fighting after a verbal argument. Both received minor injuries from assaulting each other, and both were taken into custody and released to Central Booking.
Man charged after Centre armed robbery MUG
SALISBURY – A 25-year-old Fruitland man was taken into custody Aug. 31 after he allegedly robbed a man at gun point in the parking lot of the Centre at Salisbury.
According to the Salisbury Police Department, the victim said he agreed to meet an associate of his in the parking lot to receive money he’d loaned him. The victim said he got into Fulton Eugene Collins III’s vehicle, at which time Fulton allegedly displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s prescription medication. Police said Fulton allegedly grabbed the bottle of medication from the victim after a brief struggle. The victim, who was not injured, said he then exited the vehicle and notified police.
Collins’ name and vehicle description was broadcasted out to other officers who began searching the area. A short time later, police said an officer located the vehicle and Collins at a convenience store on Priscilla Street. Collins was taken into custody, and the prescription medication and some counterfeit currency was recovered.
Collins was charged with armed robbery, robbery, handgun use in the commission of a violent crime, theft less than $500, reckless endangerment, drug possession and possession with intent to distribute, transporting handgun on person and in vehicle, and counterfeit currency. He was released to Central Booking.