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Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis says a man has been killed in a shooting in Salisbury.

The shooting of the suspect took place overnight on Dennis Street between East Road and West Road.

WBOC reports that the deputy suffered a broken bone during the shooting and was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

He has been released.

The television station reports that Lewis told them that his deputy would have been executed if he had not fired on the suspect.

The man has not been identified.

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A 40-year old man is he suffered severe injuries including a fractured vertebrae, a broken hand and a black eye as the result of an encounter with Wicomico County sheriffs.

40-year old Miguel Santos told WMDT that a deputy jumped on his back then threw him onto the ground.

He told the television station that the officer grabbed his head from behind and hit it three times into the concrete.

The incident occurred on January third as a part of a DUI arrest on South Salisbury Boulevard.

Santos admits that he was driving after drinking that night.

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Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis sharply criticized those who did not accept the decision by the grand jury in Ferguson not to indict the white police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown. He said, told Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush, that he believed Attorney General Eric Holder was inflaming passions surrounding the shooting and that the officer acted appropriately. He added, that he believed given Brown's behavior the outcome was inevitable and that the teenager "got what was coming to him that day."

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After a three-county high speed chase Maryland State Police took a suspect into custody this morning in the 1300 block of North Salisbury Boulevard at the AutoZone.

Authorities say they chased the suspect from Pryor Avenue in Salisbury into Somerset and Worcester counties before ending the chase in Salisbury at around 10 a.m.  

Police say they may have been aided by road construction that restricted traffic to one lane near the AutoZone where the orange traffic cones began.

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Patrick McLaw, who was suspended two weeks ago as an 8th grade teacher at Maces Lane Middle School in Dorchester County and is author of a science fiction novel about a school shooting in the far distant future, is speaking out.

Authorities say that they acted only after he wrote a four page letter not because of the novels which were published several years ago.

Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis says the letter which was sent to several of his colleagues was the cause for concern along with a handmade model of a school that was found in a search of McLaw’s home.

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Wicomico County Sheriff  Mike Lewis could be getting a raise after all.

The County Council voted 4-to-2 yesterday to recommend giving Lewis the raise.

That recommendation now goes to County Executive Rick Pollitt where Lewis’s salary would rise by $10-thousand to $95-thousand a year.

The vote came after a change of heart by council member John Hall  who originally opposed the pay bump.

Opponents like Joe Holloway said they based their votes on the ailing economy when the proposal was defeated in February.


Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis says if he knew the video would be posted on the internet he might not have done it.

The video in question features Lewis and a deputy dressed in full uniform using sheriff’s office cars and discussing how and when Marylanders can openly carry some weapons.

Lewis told the Salisbury Daily Times that he thought he was doing an educational video for legislators in Annapolis.

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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - Authorities are identifying a man killed in an apparent murder-suicide as a former Salisbury University student.

Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis says the man killed Tuesday by the shooter was Charles Abbott of Hebron. Authorities are not identifying a female university student wounded in the shooting or the male shooter, who turned the gun on himself and died. Investigators believe the shooting was an incident of domestic violence.

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The uniforms of the Wicomico County Sheriffs got a tip of the hat this year.

The Department won the North-American Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors’ 2013 Best Dressed Public Safety Awards in the Sheriff’s Office category.

Sheriff Mike Lewis changed the uniforms after being elected in 2006.l

He turned the uniforms gray and black.

The Salisbury Daily Times report that Richard Lerman, president and CEO of the Association, saidthat there were around 235 entries for all categories.

A twelve year old girl has died from a gunshot at her home in the town of Willards.

Authorities say it appears to have been an accident. 

Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office said that Taylor Lewis was shot in the head while inside her home on State Street at around 2:45 yesterday afternoon.

She was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center by ambulance and died of her injuries.

Sheriff Mike Lewis, who is not related, told the Salisbury Daily Times that a rifle, not a handgun, has been taken into evidence.

Marylanders will be able to legally carry a concealed loaded gun after August 7th without having to show a good and substantial reason for doing so.

That’s the date set by Federal Judge Benson Legg, who required officials to get rid of that requirement on applications.

Maryland State Attorney General Doug Gansler has filed an appeal in federal court to vacate the ruling.

There are 12-thousand Maryland residents who have such permits.


The Salisbury Daily Times is reporting at this hour that hospital officials have confirmed local landlord and businessman Donnie Williams died last night of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Williams is a former president of Salisbury Area Property Owners Association and owner of Fruitland-based Advanced Property Rental.

The hospital staff says he was admitted to the intensive care unit of Peninsula Regional Medical Center last night and died shortly thereafter.