Delmar man extradited in murder attempt

A 19-year-old  Delmar man was in the Wicomico County Detention Center charged with attempted murder, according to Salisbury police.

Jeremiah Blessing Townsend was also charged with first-degree assault and reckless endangerment after being extradited from Delaware on Nov. 20.

Police said he will face charges related to a shooting on Jan. 21 this year.

Police said on Jan. 21 they responded to a call in the 400 block of Hammond Street in reference to an assault with a firearm.

The investigation revealed the victim, Tyquan Williams, and an unknown subject, were in the garage when the incident occurred, police said.

The victim was shot once in the lower torso and  taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center, police said.  After the shooting the suspect fled on foot, police said.

Detectives investigated and were identified the suspect, police said.

On Jan. 23,detectives received an arrest warrant for Townsend related to the shooting. He was arrested in Delaware and held for extradition proceedings, police said.

Car catches fire on Hanover Street

 Damage to a 2015 Subaru Legacy that caught fire was estimated at $500 by the state fire marshal.

The car fire started at 8:19 p.m. on Nov. 22 at the intersection of Hanover Street and South Boulevard, the fire marshal said.

It is owned by Melvin Kelley.

Nobody was injured in the fire, discovered by a passerby. The blaze started in the trunk.

The preliminary cause was determined to be arson.

Anybody will information is asked to call the fire marshal’s office at 410-713-3780.

Man sought in bank theft

Salisbury police said they are looking for a man who walked out of a local bank carrying a bank bag he took off a desk.

The incident occurred Nov. 21 at 12:39 p.m. at  Hebron Savings Bank at 415 East Carroll St., police said.

The investigation revealed a man went into the bank and walked into an employee work area, where he removed a bank bag from the desk, police said. This bag was an empty inter-departmental mail bag, police said.

The man walked out of the bank and fled the area on foot, police said. There was no weapons involved and no one was injured, police said.

The suspect is described as a black male, wearing a faded green baseball hat, white painter’s jump suit, black gloves, black boots and sunglasses. He is about 6 feet tall and weighs about 200 pounds, police said.

Salisbury police conducted a K-9 track, but couldn’t find the man.

Man accused of handgun possession

A 27-year-old man was charged with having a handgun in his vehicle and related charges on Nov. 22, Salisbury police said.

Kevin Lamont Wright was also charged with handgun on person and  prohibited person in possession of ammunition and firearm, police said.

The arrest was made after police, around 11 p.m., made a traffic stop in the area of Washington and Madison streets, police said.

During the traffic stop the Delmar Police Department K-9 unit conducted a scan for narcotics, which was negative, police said.

Prior to the scan, a passenger ran from the vehicle, police said.

Officers arrested Wright and discovered he possessed a loaded .380 semi-automatic handgun stolen from Florida, police said.

Police said Wright is a fugitive from Florida and Pennsylvania wanted for handgun-related offenses.

The driver of the vehicle was issued a traffic warning and released, police said.

Woman faces assault, destruction charges

A 30-year-old Salisbury woman was released on personal recognizance after being charged on Nov. 14 with second-degree assault and malicious destruction of property, according to Salisbury police.

Chakita Crews was charged in the 400 block of East College Ave., following an allegation of an assault and vandalism, police said.

Police said a woman reportedly struck another subject in the face after which she allegedly threw a trash can at the person’s vehicle and damaged it.

Woman charged in refrigerator theft

A 23-year-old Mardela Springs woman was released on personal recognizance after being charged with theft of less than $1,000, according to Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

Whitney Paige Meilhammer was charged Nov. 18 in the 100 block of Bratten Street in Mardela Springs in connection with a reported theft of a refrigerator from a residence, deputies said.

Salisbury woman accused in assault

A 24-year-old Salisbury woman was in the Wicomico County Detention Center on $24,000 bail after she was charged with second-degree assault, according to Wicomico County Sheriff’s deputies said.

Hanna Elizabeth Galloway was charged Nov. 18 in the 8000 block of Brown Road in Salisbury after a deputy responded to a residence in the 8000 block of Brown Road for a reported domestic fight, deputies said.

They met with a victim who said he had just been slapped in the face by his estranged wife. During the investigation the deputy observed signs of injury that corroborated the account.


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