DWI HIT PARADE: Wicomico Deputy nabbed Jerome Smith Jr for DWI and no ignition interlock; Drug Dealer Timothy Holbrook Jr. nabbed with Assistance of Taser
SALISBURY, MD. Wicomico Sheriff Mike Lewis reports that on June 13, 2018, at 8:20 am, Deputy Jeffrey Chase was patrolling the area of Naylor Mill Rd and Rt 13 saw a 2006 Cadillac swerve over the center line.
The Deputy conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Jerome Christopher Smith Jr., 41, of 726 Marquice Ave., Salisbury, Md.
Police say that Smith had an open bottle of beer in the cup holder and that the Deputy saw that Smith appeared to be under the influence and he began his DUI investigation.
The investigation revealed that Smith was three sheets to the wind and driving while impaired. Smith was arrested and later released.
The Deputy learned that Smith Jr had an alcohol restriction on his license and he had been ordered to have an interlock device on his vehicle. The vehicle had no interlock, according to Wicomico Sheriff’s Sgt. John Alessandrini.
Charges: Driving under the influence of alcohol, Driving while impaired, Consuming an alcoholic beverage in a vehicle, Driving vehicle with alcohol in blood in violation of an alcohol restriction, Driving a vehicle not equipped with interlock as ordered and other traffic charges.
Sarah Keenan’s slumber coach
SALISBURY, MD. – When a deputy finds a vehicle stopped in the traveled portion of a highway, meaning smack dab in the middle of the road, with the 2013 Dodge Dart in drive, the driver’s foot on the brake and the engine running – all the while the driver is asleep – it means there is a problem.
Police say that on June 9, 2018, at three o’clock in the morning, Wicomico Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Hamilton was patrolling the area of Mt Hermon Rd and Carey Ave and came across a vehicle stopped in traffic.
The Deputy checked on the driver, Sarah Ellen Keenan, 37, of 26449 Gravel Hill Road, Millsboro, Del., and found her asleep behind the wheel. The Deputy stirred Keenan from her highway slumber and began his investigation. The investigation revealed that Keenan was Impaired. Keenan was charged with DWI and was later released after being charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Other traffic charges.
Repeat offender entered a guilty plea to impaired driving in 2016; now back at it again
SALISBURY, MD. – Wicomico Sheriff Mike Lewis reports that on June 10, 2018, Deputy Scott Hamilton was dispatched to the intersection of Parsonsburg Rd and Melson Rd for a single vehicle accident. The Deputy found that the 2006 Ford Explorer driven by Lamerice D. Oney, 30, of 9809 Lerann Drive, Seaford, Del., went off the roadway and struck a pole and a sign. The Deputy found that Oney had been drinking and was under the influence. Oney was charged with DUI and was later released.
Charges: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and operating in a careless and imprudent manner. A court date is set for Aug. 8, 2018.
According to court records, Oney entered a guilty plea to driving while impaired on May 16, 2016, following his arrest by Maryland State Trooper G. Dick on Dec. 11, 2015, as he operated a 1997 Mercury on U.S. Rt. 13. In a plea deal with the Wicomico States Attorney, Oney was sentenced to six days in jail and fined $300.00.
Packing Heat and Packing Pot on U.S. 13
SALISBURY, MD. – One of the main north-south highways on the east coast is U.S. 13 and that heavily traveled route weaves down through Maryland from Delaware and crosses over and under the Chesapeake Bay to Virginia.
On this highway, Wicomico Sheriff Lewis reports that on June 13, 2018, at 1:50 am, Deputy Robert Parker saw a vehicle driving on Rt 13 with a light out. The Deputy conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Richard Nico Oliver, of 1615 S. 14th Ave., Apt., 30, Hollywood, Fla. The Deputy smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the van. The Deputy searched the van and located a bag that contained the marijuana, and a loaded handgun. Oliver did not have a permit to carry the handgun. Oliver was cited for the marijuana and was arrested for the handgun. He was taken to Central Booking where the Commissioner released him on $2500 unsecured bond.
Charges: Wear, Carry, Transport a Handgun; Possession of Marijuana under 10 G (Civil Citation). Oliver will have the free services of the Maryland Public Defender when he appears in court on July 30, 2018, if he bothers to return from Florida for the charges in Wicomico County District Court.
Heroin Deal Ends with Arrest of Drug Dealer Timothy Holbrook Jr. with Assistance of Taser
SALISBURY, MD. – Drug Dealer Timothy Holbrook is back for another bite at the apple and while he skated two years ago when drug indictments were put on the Stet Docket in Somerset County, he is likely to go down for the count this time.
Police say that on June 6th, 2018, members of the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Community Action Team had telephone contact with a subject identified as Timothy Esau Holbrook Jr., 35, of 762 Hemlock Street, Salisbury, Md.
Not knowing he was interacting with law enforcement, Holbrook agreed to meet and distribute an amount of heroin to deputies. Deputies conducted surveillance on Holbrook and conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle he was occupying in the area of Marian Street and E. College Ave Salisbury, Maryland. During the course of the stop, Holbrook began to attempt to conceal an item in the vehicle, and when deputies attempted to remove him from the vehicle, he resisted their attempts to detain him.
The resistance resulted in Deputies having to deploy a Taser on Holbrook in order to take him into custody. A search of Holbrook revealed an amount of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and methadone pills, all in an amount indicative of the intent to distribute. A Deputy Sheriff was also injured during the struggle. This incident also occurred within 1000 feet of James M. Bennett High School. Holbrook was arrested and later released to the Wicomico County Detention Center and was being held without bond.
Charges: Possession with the intent to distribute narcotics within 1000 feet of a school zone (3 counts), possession with the intent to distribute marijuana within 1000 feet of a school zone, possession with the intent to distribute narcotics (3 counts), possession of CDS with the intent to distribute, possession of CDS (3 counts), resisting arrest, and other related charges.
Drug distribution indictments issued by the Somerset County Grand Jury after an investigation b the Somerset Task Force against Holbrook were put on the Stet Docket by the Somerset States Attorney Daniel Powell on Jan. 5, 2016. When charges are dumped in such a fashion, it indicates that a defendant has flipped on his fellow drug dealers and given evidence to police to help put them in jail while he goes free.