Men charged with armed robbery, assault

Two men were arrested by Salisbury Police on Sept. 24 and charged with armed robbery and related charges, police said.

Police said they responded to the 600 block of Germania Circle, in reference to a reported armed robbery around 3 a.m.

They met with the victim, who said he was delivering food in the area. When he got out of his car, he said he was assaulted by two suspects, one who brandished a knife, police said.

Police said the suspects stole property from the victim then fled on foot. The victim was uninjured.

Detectives developed information on suspects residing at a home in the 600 block of Fitzwater Street and on Sept.  25, detectives served a search and seizure warrant at the residence, police said. They recovered evidence linking two suspects to the robbery, police said.

Arrested were Charles Darnelle Quailes Jr., 26, and Davonta Maurice Wallace, 18.

They were each charged with armed robbery, robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and theft under $100, police said.

 Police search for attacker in Washington Street stabbing

 A 29-year-old Salisbury man was at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, being treated for a stab wound to the abdomen, after a fight Sept. 27, according to Salisbury Police.

Police said they were called to the 400 block of Washington Street after midnight, where they learned Wayne Thomas Handy Jr. had been stabbed.

There had been an argument before the stabbing occurred, police said. . The suspect fled  in a burgundy Mercury sedan.

Witnesses described a man involved in the fight, police said, and an arrest warrant was obtained.

A description of  his car was broadcast to other police agencies and Jacob Lee Chisum, 32, of, Salisbury was arrested in the area of North Division Street and Creekside Drive in Fruitland, police said.

He was charged with .attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, concealed deadly weapon and wearing or carrying a deadly weapon with intent to injure, police said.

City police issue shoplifting arrests log

 In an effort to stop shoplifting, the Salisbury Police Department is releasing names of those charged with the offense from Sept. 22 to 28.

The following were arrested:

Crystal Fleming Bruff, 43, of Salisbury; James Devonte Collins, 25, of Salisbury; Brianna Michelle Marinelli, 26, of  Salisbury; James Ronald  Fisher, 22, of Delmar, Del.; Larry Darnell Johnson, 49, of  Hurlock; Alexandra Jordan Irons, 21, of Frankford; and Travis Lee Shockley, 34, of Frankford.

Church hall catches fire in Melson

 Nobody was injured in a church hall fire Sunday night in Salisbury.

The fire, at Melson United Methodist Church on Melson Road, caused $5,000 damage to the structure, according to the fire marshal’s office.

The first started at 5:57 p.m. in the one-story wood frame community hall.

Estimated loss was also $1,000 for contents, the fire marshal said.

The Delmar, Parsonsburg and Pittsville fire departments responded and it took them about 20 minutes to bring it under control.

Discovered by a church member, the fire appears to have originated in the ceiling and was an accidental, electrical blaze, the fire marshal said.

Convenience store fire causes damages

 A fire at the 7-Eleven convenience store on West Salisbury Parkway caused $20,000 damage to the building, but nobody was injured, according to the Salisbury fire marshal.

The fire, on Tuesday, Sept. 30, started at 2:35 a.m. in the men’s restroom of the one-story building and also caused $5,000 loss to contents of the building, the fire marshal said.

Three Salisbury fire departments, numbers 16, 2 and 1, responded and had the blaze under control in 15 minutes.

The fire was discovered by an employee. The fire marshal’s office is investigating.

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