David Suire, 41, was convicted after a jury trial Monday in Wicomico Circuit Court of theft in connection with a contracting business he operated.
State’s Attorney Matt Maciarello said Suire was operating a home improvement company and was hired by two women who were living in Hebron. During the course of completing home improvements for the victims, the Suire stole two checks from the victims’ checkbook.
In April 2013, Suire then filled out the dollar amount on the checks and made his girlfriend the payee, causing her to ultimately cash the checks.
The total amount of this theft was $1,534.
After the jury returned their verdict, Suire was sentenced to 10 years in state prison.
Teen charged in automobile theft
An 18-year-old Salisbury man was in the Wicomico County Detention Center on $10,000 bail after he was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, according to the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies said they responded to a report of a stolen vehicle at 2:07 a.m. June 19, from the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 1000 block of Beaglin Park Drive.
A deputy met with the victim, who said he discovered his vehicle missing when he went outside to get something out of it. As the deputy was investigating, he observed the stolen vehicle come into the parking lot. He approached and the operator temporarily eluded him, the deputy said.
The driver was identified as Kenneth Malik Bonner. The victim said Bonner had been in his apartment that evening.
Bonner was arrested in a different apartment complex nearby, deputies said.
Assault charge filed against Salisbury man
A 38-year-old Salisbury man was charged with assault June 19 on the 30000 block of Johnson Road in Salisbury.
Michael Wade Drury was being held on $7,500 bail, according to the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, after an incident at 10:51 p.m. Deputies responded and talked to a woman who said she had been assaulted, deputies said.
Afterward, Drury was arrested as he walked on Johnson Road, deputies said.
Worcester man sentenced in Wicomico drug sales case
A Pocomoke City man was sentenced to 18 years in prison this week, under the Safe Streets enforcement effort.
Anthony Deshields, 45, was convicted by a Wicomico County jury of distributing cocaine to undercover police officers. He was sentenced by the Circuit Court to 18 years in the Division of Correction.
The charges against Deshields arose out of his actions Oct. 16, when he sold Maryland State Police Officers $40 worth of crack cocaine. The Salisbury Police Department and State Police tapped the Worcester County Task Force to help fight street level narcotics sales in Salisbury.
Wicomico County State’s Attorney Matthew A. Maciarello commended city police, state police and the Worcester County Narcotics Task Force for their excellent teamwork in the investigation and prosecution of this case.
In a news release, Maciarello also thanked the citizens of Wicomico County and Safe Streets Prosecutor Richard J. Brueckner Jr.