Many Results of
‘Operation On the Lam’
were Simply Lame
SALISBURY, MD – Maryland State Police, in partnership with allied law enforcement agencies in Wicomico and Dorchester counties, arrested more than 100 people as part of a continued effort to reduce the number of active fugitive warrants in the lower Eastern Shore.
As part of “Operation: On The Lam[b],” the Maryland State Police Gang Enforcement Unit and Apprehension Team, along with allied federal and local law enforcement agencies in Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia, planned, coordinated and implemented a plan to locate and apprehend suspects with open arrest warrants issued through the Maryland State Police, Salisbury Police Department, Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, Delmar Police Department, Fruitland Police Department, Cambridge Police Department, Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office and Worcester County Sheriff’s Office.
The Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office, Dorchester County State’s Attorney’s Office, Delaware State Police, Maryland Division of Corrections, Delaware Division of Corrections, Homeland Security Investigations and the Eastern Shore Information Center [ESIC] also partnered in this operation
This initiative, which yielded 107 arrests and took place on April 9 and 11, was a follow up to “Operation: Hide and Seek,” which was conducted on Feb. 20 and led to 41 arrests. That operation focused on gathering information and identifying criminal gang members and suspects of open criminal investigations in Wicomico County. Among those arrested in that initial investigation were 11 people who had suspected ties to organized gangs and 13 of whom had out-of-state connections.
Among those arrested during “Operation: On The Lam[b]” were:
Travis Sentell Corbin, 34, (DOB 11/25/1984) of 423 Robinson Street, Salisbury, Maryland. Charged with possession of the controlled dangerous substance and felonious possession of firearms and related charges. On March 19, 2020, The Wicomico County District Court issued a stay-away order in a domestic violence case against Corbin and on April 30, 2020, the following post was listed on the court case file, perhaps connected to the Wuhan Virus: “The Court has requested the Postponement”.
The multi-count criminal indictment issued by the Wicomico County States Attorney Jamie Dykes on May 20, 2019, reveals yet another clumsy act that disregards public safety in Maryland due to the incompetence of the prosecutors and courts.
The reason that prosecutors often make a plea deal is to avoid having to put on a trial. One of the tools in the arsenal of a prosecutor is to put criminal charges, including felonies, on the Stet Docket. That disposition means the charges can be brought back again if the miscreant violates the law again.
On May 28, 2004, Corbin was facing five charges involving burglary and theft and all five were put on the Stet Docket by the Wicomico States Attorney.
At the time that the criminal charges were placed on the Stet Docket, Corbin was on vacation in the Maryland prison system following his conviction on felony armed robbery charges on Feb. 26, 2004 which resulted in a sentence of eight years in the big house. As part of the deal, charges of armed carjacking, first and second-degree assault and theft over $500 were dropped.
Travis S. Corbin was represented by a free attorney provided by the hapless taxpayers of Maryland – Josephine Nichole Schlick – who must have scared the daylights out of the Wicomico States Attorney.
Faced with nine counts of possession of drugs other than marijuana, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, ammunition and other related charges, Corbin entered an Alford Plea to possession of drugs which resulted in a verdict of guilty on Feb. 26, 2020. THE DEAL: one year in prison with all of the jail time suspended – which likely was enough to make Corbin fearful of committing another crime for all the rest of his born days. But, wait, there is more! Corbin entered a guilty plea to misdemeanor illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and was sentenced to five years in prison with all, but 24 days suspended. All other charges were dropped.
The bottom line is that Corbin, a convicted gun felon, armed robber who was apprehended following an armed carjacking was free as a bird after spending just two dozen days in the slammer.
Keshawn Ramier Purnell, 21, of Salisbury, Maryland. Charged with unlawful taking of a motor vehicle. Purnell is also an associate of a local Blood gang faction.
Samuel Armando Lipscomb, 38 (DOB 08/21/1980), of 118 Old Landing Road, Salisbury, Maryland. Charged with second-degree escape. Lipscomb is also a known associate of the LMF (Loyalty Money Family) Blood Gang. On May 9, 2019, Lipscomb pleaded guilty to escape and was sentenced to sixty days in the Wicomico County Jail. Charged with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and possession of oxycodone, Lipscomb got a plea deal from Worcester County States Attorney Beau H. Oglesby when all of the charges were dropped on April 27, 2011.
Jeffery Serres, 41, of Salisbury, Maryland. Charged with multiple thefts, theft scheme, fourth-degree burglary, and eluding law enforcement. Once apprehended, contact was made with numerous law enforcement agencies in Maryland and Delaware regarding over a dozen open investigations for burglary in the first, second and fourth-degree with associated thefts of various degrees where Serres was the primary suspect.
Andre Dewayne Nock, 39, (DOB 08/15/1979) of 1966 Colona Driver, Pocomoke City, Maryland. Charged with illegal possession of a firearm by Salisbury City Police Officer Ryan Mitchell on Feb. 7, 2019. In Wicomico County Circuit Court on Sept. 4, 2019, Nock pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, by filing an Alford Plea, resulting in a guilty verdict. THE DEAL: approved by Wicomico States Attorney Dykes, Nock was sentenced to eighteen months in jail with all of the jail time suspended. Representing Nock was Salisbury attorney John Kevin Phoebus.
Megan Renee White, 25, (DOB 08/10/1993) of 45 Fairway Lane, Ocean Pines, Maryland. Charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and paraphernalia. Following her arrest, a trial was held on March 9, 2020, in Wicomico District Court. In a plea deal with the Wicomico States Attorney, White entered a guilty plea to possession of drug paraphernalia, and all four other drug charges were dropped.
The Wicomico County States Attorney put two drug charges on the Stet Docket on Jan. 23, 2019 following the arrest of Megan Renee White by Maryland State Trooper G. Dick on Dec. 3, 2018.
Megan Renee White entered a plea of guilty in a plea deal with the Wicomico States Attorney on May 7, 2019 in Wicomico District Court. THE DEAL: White was sent to a special suite at the Hotel Wicomico for junkies for twenty-eight days where she had the benefit of staying clean for nearly a month.
Charges against Megan Renee White of possession of heroin and equipment used to shoot up the drug were put on the Stet Docket in Wicomico Circuit Court by the Wicomico States Attorney on Nov. 17, 2017. The taxpayers of Maryland paid for a free attorney for this junkie, as it is unknown where she obtains the funds to buy drugs and can’t be expected to provide for her own representation.
Drug charges that Megan Renee White picked up in Ocean City when arrested by Ocean City Police Officer Clifford Goggins were dumped by the Worcester County States Attorney on Oct. 2, 2018.
Alexander Moses, 34, (DOB 02/25/1985 who is often a resident of the Wicomico County Jail, Salisbury, Maryland was charged by way of criminal information filed by the Wicomico States Attorney on January 8, 2019, with felony robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, felony theft, second-degree assault and controlled dangerous substance-related charges. In a plea deal on April 30, 2019, Moses entered a guilty plea to robbery and two associated charges were dropped. THE DEAL: Moses will be a resident of the Big House for five years and is accepting Christmas cards at his new digs at the Eastern Correctional Institution in Westover, Maryland, according to state prison records as of July 9, 2020.
Alexander Moses entered a guilty plea to felony theft charges in Wicomico Circuit Court on May 24, 2019, with another sentence of one year and one day added to his stay in prison. Charges of burglary were dropped as part of the plea deal.
Cody Perry, 26, (DOB 04/16/1992) of 34489 Rounds Road, Pittsville, Maryland was arrested by Maryland State Trooper Honsinger on Oct. 19, 2018, and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and paraphernalia as well as theft. The Wicomico States Attorney may have obtained some valuable information from Perry on local drug dealers and gave him a get out of jail free card on May 13, 2019. Perry entered a guilty plea to possession of narcotics and was sentenced to 180 days in the slammer and all of the time was suspended. Perry was cited for violating probation just six days later.
Kavon Randy Conquest, 18, (DOB 09/13/2000) of 9126 Drawbridge Road, Delmar, Maryland. Charged with second-degree assault and a violation of probation on an intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance charge. Conquest is a validated Blood gang member through the Maryland State Police. In a plea deal with the Wicomico County States Attorney on June 14, 2019, Conquest entered a guilty plea to felony possession with the intent to deal drugs. THE DEAL: Conquest was sentenced to two years, four months and nine days in prison.
Kavon Randy Conquest was cited on May 31, 2020, by Somerset County Sheriff Deputy Anthony Jackson with operating a 2020 Nissan southbound on U. S. 13 at Fortune Lane.