Heroin dealer gets 20-year sentence

Arnold Darnall Miles Sr., 48, was convicted and sentenced last week on one count of possession with the intent to distribute heroin.

A Wicomico County Circuit Court judge sentenced Miles to the maximum sentence of 20 years in the Maryland Division of Correction. The first 10 years of that sentence represented a mandatory minimum, non-parole-eligible sentence based upon Miles’ status as a subsequent offender.

Miles had previously been convicted of possession with the intent to distribute marijuana in 2006, and two counts of possession with intent to distribute a narcotic in separate cases in 1992.  Miles’ new conviction represents his sixth drug related conviction and eleventh criminal conviction since 1986.

Miles had been pending charges related to a drug investigation conducted by members of the Maryland State Police Gang Enforcement Unit and members of the Salisbury Police Department’s Safe Streets Unit.

Investigators from those agencies stopped Miles on March 19, 2014, for speeding.  After noting that Miles was extremely nervous, investigators asked for assistance from a K-9 officer.

A K-9 unit from the Delmar Police Department responded to assist and, after a brief scuffle with Miles, investigators discovered 47 baggies of heroin concealed in Miles’ New York Yankees baseball cap. Another baggie of heroin was found in Miles’ pocket after his arrest.

Police report 4 shoplifting arrests

In an effort to stop shoplifting, the Salisbury Police Department is releasing names of those charged with the crime.

Police said the following people were charged with shoplifting between Aug. 18 and Aug, 24.

Gary Jacob Waspers, 42, of Seaford; Chevonte Nycolia Godwin, 25 of Salisbury; juvenile male of Delmar, Del.; and Greg Allen Mayfield, 56, of Salisbury.

Delmar man accused in assault on female

A 33-year-old Delmar man was charged with second-degree assault on Aug. 21 by Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

Lane Derek Stutzman was charged on Marvel Road in Salisbury after a complaint that a man assaulted a woman in a vehicle, deputies said.

Deputies said the woman was punched and a lit cigarette was thrown at her. The victim said she was injured.

Stutzman was in the Wicomico County Detention Center on $10,000 bail, deputies said.

Florida fugitive found in Delmar

A 29-year-old, 29, Immokalee, Fla., man was charged with being a fugitive from Florida, according to the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office.

Cordvan Xavier Redden was charged Aug. 21 in the 9000 block of Ocean Highway, Delmar, after a deputy responded to a hotel there.

Florida officials contacted the sheriff’s office after and requested the arrest, deputies said.

Redden was wanted on a warrant from Collier County, Fla., that had been issued after he violated terms of probation following a conviction in a cocaine distribution case there, deputies said.

He was charged as a fugitive from Florida and was being held in the Wicomico County Detention Center without bail pending extradition back to Florida, deputies said.

Hebron man is charged with assault

A 20-year-old Hebron man was in the Wicomico County Detention Center charged with first-degree assault after an Aug. 21 incident on Southeast Railroad Avenue in Hebron, according to the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said Phillip Joseph Wooters was arrested at 10 a.m. following an investigation of an assault. The investigation began two days earlier when the deputy met with the victim at the hospital, deputies said.

The victim told deputies he went to the residence to speak with a woman and was punched in the face, knocked off the porch and onto the ground where he believed he lost consciousness, deputies said.

Deputies said the victim had severe facial injuries and fractured bones, including those in his jaw.

Wooters was being held on $20,000 bail, deputies said.

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