MARYLAND STATE POLICE: Ex-con armed robber now wanted for attempted murder in shooting in Salisbury; was charged with dogfighting by Delaware State Police in January
(SALISBURY, MD – Maryland State Police report that an ex-con who was convicted of armed robbery and burglary in 2013 and was busted in Delaware in January for dogfighting is now wanted for trying to kill a woman in Salisbury on April 16, 2023. The State Police are asking for the public’s assistance in helping to locate a man wanted for a shooting earlier this month in Wicomico County.
The suspect, identified as Timothy Lee Whaley Jr., 45, of Salisbury, Maryland, has an arrest warrant issued for him for attempted murder. Whaley is described as a Black male, 6-feet tall and weighs about 190 pounds. He is known to frequent the areas of Keene Avenue and Jersey Road in Salisbury, Maryland.
Whaley only had to serve ten years of his sentence in a plea deal with Wicomico States Attorney for armed robbery and burglary.
At about 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 16, 2023, troopers from the Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack responded to the 500 block of Swan Road for a report of a shooting. According to a preliminary investigation, Whaley was a passenger of a black Volkswagen and approached a residence on Swan Road before firing at a woman who was standing in the front yard of the home. The suspects fled the scene in the vehicle. No injuries were reported in this case.
The driver of the Volkswagen, identified as Crystal E. Hutt, 48, of Salisbury, Maryland, was arrested on April 17. She is charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony/crime of violence. She was transported to the Wicomico County Detention Center before being released after posting $25,000 bail.
Whaley is wanted and should be considered armed and dangerous. Investigators urge anyone with information pertaining to the location of Whaley to contact the Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack at 410-749-3101 or the Criminal Enforcement Division Eastern Region at 443-669-3208. Callers will remain anonymous.
WHALEY ONE OF FIVE CHARGED WITH DOGFIGHTING IN DELAWARE
The Delaware Division of Public Health’s Office of Animal Welfare (OAW) and the Delaware State Police reported on January 13, 2023, that they have arrested five subjects on charges related to dog fighting after troopers responded to a complaint of suspicious activity at a Seaford residence over the weekend. The joint investigation also led to the rescue of 14 dogs.
On Sunday, January 8, 2023, at approximately 2:07 p.m., troopers responded to a report of suspicious activity at a residence on the 26000 block of Lonesome Road in Seaford. Troopers conducted an investigation and discovered multiple people at the property actively engaged in dog fighting. Troopers took five individuals into custody at the scene. Following the observed animal fighting, OAW obtained a search and seizure warrant for the property units and took custody of the 14 dogs that were found at the residence.
The following five defendants were taken into custody at the scene:
The defendants are:
- Samuel Foreman, age 44, of Whaleyville, MD
- Timothy Whaley, age 44, of Salisbury, MD
- Bryon Briddell, age 35, of Berlin, MD
- Kevin Land, age 47 of Salisbury, MD or Seaford, DE
- Glenn White, age 36 of Salisbury, MD or Wilmington, DE
All five defendants were charged with the following crimes:
- Own, Possess, Keep, or Use of Animal for Fighting (Felony)
- Present at Building / Shed / Room / Yard for Animal Fighting (Felony)
- Cruelty or Unnecessarily Kills or Injures Any Animal (Felony)
- Resisting Arrest
Each defendant was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 3, and all five were committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $18,000 secured bond.
The Office of Animal Welfare advises that the investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact OAW at 302-255-4646.