Salisbury Police seek suspect in bank robbery

Salisbury Police are still searching for a suspect who robbed the Hebron Savings Bank on Riverside Drive at about 3:30 p.m. on Friday.

Salisbury Police are still searching for a man who robbed a bank on Riverside Drive on Friday afternoon.

The Hebron Savings Bank on Riverside Drive was robbed at about 3:30 p.m. by a man who entered the bank and demanded cash.

Police said no weapon was obvious and no one was injured. Witnesses said the man ran west toward the Wicomico River after leaving the bank.

Police are asking that anyone with information Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776.

Allen Mitchell receives 20-year prison sentence

A former high school guidance who engaged in inappropriate conduct with two minor victims and further engaged in sexual acts with a third minor victim will spend 20 years is state prison.

Allen E. Mitchell, 33, of Salisbury, pleaded guilty in October to sexual abuse of a minor, manufacturing of child pornography and obscene telephone misuse.

Circuit Court Judge Jimmy Sarbanes gave Mitchell the maximum possible sentence — 41 years — with 20 years suspended. Mitchell will be on probation for five years and must register as a Tier III Sexual Offender for life.

Wicomico County State’s Attorney Jamie L. Dykes commended the lead investigator, Detective K. Oppel of the Salisbury Police Department and other members of the Wicomico County Child Advocacy Center for their help in the prosecution.

“Those who garner the trust of the community, then betray that trust by seducing our children do immeasurable harm to their victims and their victims’ families,” Dykes said. “We will only put an end to these abuses of power by revealing it for what is and holding violators accountable.”

Students sentenced in school incident

Monia Ja’uniq Spence, 18, and Ty’mearrra Janae’ Purnell, 18, both of Salisbury, were each sentenced to 10 days in jail for single counts of disturbing school activities, according to the Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office.

A third James M. Bennett Senior High School student, Kemiya Brenae Johnson, 18, of Salisbury, was also found guilty of disturbing school activities.

All three students had pleaded guilty to the charges which stemmed from a Nov. 18 fight at Bennett.

Spence and Purnell were identified as primary participants in the fight that involved at least 12 female students.  During that altercation, one of the students discharged Mace in the hallway and onto several of the participants.

One school employee suffered minor effects from the mace, along with several of the students who were treated by the school nurse for the Mace effects.

Spence, Purnell and Johnson were charged as adults. The majority of the other fight participants were juveniles, prosecutors said.

Jameal Gould convicted of first-degree murder

A jury has convicted a Mardela Springs man who shot his wife to death on Easter Sunday 2018 of first[- and second-degree murder.

Jameal Rashawn Gould, 37, went to the home of his ex-wife, Erica Gould, confronted her with a handgun and chased her out onto the porch roof of her home where he shot her, prosecutors said.

Erica Gould, who lived with her children on Aspen Drive in Salisbury, was later pronounced dead at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

Gould was also convicted of attempted first- and second-degree murder. As Gould entered the home, prosecutors said, he was confronted by his sister-in-law, pointed a handgun at the woman and pulled the trigger, but the handgun jammed.

A pre-sentence investigation was ordered.

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