Charges Against Former Wicomico State's Attorney Held Inactive

Feb 27, 2012


        The criminal charge against a former Wicomico County state's attorney Davis Ruark was placed on the inactive docket during a District Court hearing this morning.

        The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Ruark was taken into custody by Salisbury police officers in October  after a former girlfriend alleged he violated the civil peace order filed against him.

         But a Frederick County assistant state's attorney who is prosecuting the case asked the court to amend the charge to failure to comply with a peace order.

         The charge against Ruark will remain in effect for six months before the prosecutor will request that it be removed after which his record would be expunged.