Police Beat: Willards man faces assault charge

A 29-year-old Willards man was in jail on $5,000 bail charged with second-degree assault after an incident in the 9000 block of Bethel Road, Willards, according to the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office.

Brandon W. Linton was arrested March 18 at 11 p.m. after a deputy responded to a residence for a fight between two roommates, the deputy said.

The deputy said he was told a man assaulted his roommate during an argument over gasoline. The deputy saw signs of injury on the victim that corroborated the account, the deputy said.

Man apprehended following media campaign

A 35-year-old Greenbackville, Va., man was in jail without bail after violating terms of his probation, according to the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office.

Michael Wayne Carey was charged March 18 and was one of Wicomico County’s most wanted fugitives, the deputy said.

He was located in Snow Hill, following a profile on local media and was sought on two warrants issued in August 2014, after he violated terms of probation following convictions for credit card fraud, the deputy said.

An additional warrant held by the Anne Arundel County Sheriff’s Office in connection with a theft case was also served on Carey, the deputy said.

Man accused of giving false name

A 23-year-old Salisbury woman was released on personal recognizance after being charged with giving a false name to avoid prosecution, according to the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office.

Ta’sha Rashawn Ward was charged March 12 on eastbound Route 50 in Salisbury after a deputy stopped a vehicle for traveling 80 mph on Route 50, the deputy said. He said when the driver identified herself, she had trouble reciting her date of birth. He said she was unable to produce any identification, then provided her real name. The driver said her license was suspended, the deputy said.

The deputy said a 4-year-old child was in the vehicle but not in a car seat.

Sheriff’s Office issues scam warning

The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to beware of scams targeting older adults.

Deputies said someone called a resident saying a family member was involved in an accident and under arrest but could be released if bail was paid in cash.

The person who received the call recognized the scam and refused to cooperate. The caller later called back and attempted to get cash left out for a Fed-Ex pick up, deputies said.

The call originated from outside the United States, deputies said.

The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents to call police if they receive such calls and not to transfer funds or provide account information to anyone on the telephone.

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