MSP Press Release

Salisbury Barrack

2765 N. Salisbury Blvd.

Salisbury, Maryland 21801

(410)749-3101 ext. 0





Type of Incident: Alcohol Related Traffic Crash

Date and Time: 04/18/2019 at approximately 2144 hours

Location: Nanticoke Road and Catchpenny Road, Wicomico County

Vehicle 1: 2006 Black Kawasaki Ninja, MD Registration “514Y54.”

Driver 1:  Miguel Angel Valderas, H/M, 26 YOA of Quantico, Maryland.

Vehicle 2: 2012 Black Ford Escape, MD Registration “5DA8557.”

Driver 2: David Romin Waters, B/M, 18 YOA of Nanticoke, Maryland.

Charges: Driving under the Influence, Driving While Impaired by Alcohol, Negligent Driving, Reckless Driving, Failure to Control Speed to Avoid a Collision



    On 04/18/2019 at approximately 2144 hours, troopers from the Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision that occurred in the area of Nanticoke Road and Catchpenny Road in Wicomico County. When troopers arrived on scene they made contact with the driver of a black Kawasaki Ninja, Miguel Angel Valderas, and the driver of a black Ford Escape, David Romin Waters. Waters stated he had to slow abruptly in order to avoid striking deer that were crossing the roadway. Waters advised when he did, he was struck from behind by the motorcycle. 


    Troopers detected an odor of alcoholic beverage emitting off of Valderas’ breath and person. Due to the trooper’s observations and Valderas’ poor performance of standardized field sobriety tests, Valderas was placed under arrest for DUI. Valderas was read his Advice of Rights and refused to consent to a blood kit to determinehis level of intoxication. Valderas was charged with Driving under the Influence of Alcohol and other traffic related charges.


    Valderas was transported to PRMC for injuries and released to the care of hospital staff.


Investigating Trooper: TPR Honsinger

Phone Number: 410-749-3101

All persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.  

News releases are a service of the Maryland State Police.  

Contact the barrack, division, or unit issuing this release for more information.  


Maryland State Police News Release



Second Phase Of Fugitive Warrant Effort Leads To 107 Arrests In Wicomico, Dorchester Counties

Maryland State Police News Release

Second Phase Of Fugitive Warrant Effort Leads To 107 Arrests In Wicomico, Dorchester Counties

(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 amount 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, of Salisbury, Maryland. Charged with possession of controlled dangerous substance and felonious possession of firearms and related charges.
  • 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, of Salisbury, Maryland. Charged with second-degree escape. Lipscomb is also a known associate of the LMF (Loyalty Money Family) Blood Gang.
  • 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, of Pocomoke, Maryland. Charged with illegal possession of a firearm.
  • Megan White, 25, of Ocean Pines, Maryland. Charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and paraphernalia.
  • Alexander Moses, 34, of Salisbury, Maryland. Charged with robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, felony theft, second-degree assault and controlled dangerous substance related charges.
  • Cody Perry, 26, of Pittsville, Maryland. Charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and paraphernalia as well as theft.
  • Kavon Randy Conquest, 18, of 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.

This investigation was made possible in part due to funds provided by the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP), which supports the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN).


        Travis Corbin                                 Samuel Lipscomb               Megan White



       Keshawn Purnell                       Kavon Conquest                            Jeffrey Serres



            Cody Perry                      Andre Nock                                          Alexander Moses

Worcester County Deputy Struck By Car

Worcester County Sheriff’s Office 
Press Release

On Wednesday April 17th at about 2158 hrs. A Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was conducting a traffic stop on Rt. 90 near Rt. 589. While out of the vehicle the Deputy was struck in his back by a passing vehicle. 
The driver of that vehicle did not stop and exited Rt. 90 on to Rt. 589. 
Deputies located the vehicle and driver at a residence in Ocean Pines. The driver was identified as William Edward Mott, 62 years of age of Ocean Pines Md.
Mr. Mott appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. Mr. Mott was placed under arrest and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while revoked, and leaving the scene of a personal injury crash. Mr. Mott was held at the Worcester County jail pending trial. 
The Deputy sustained non life threatening injuries and was treated and released.

Arrest Made In Somerset Co. Shooting

Maryland State Police News Release

Arrest Made In Somerset Co. Shooting

(CHANCE, MD) – Maryland State Police arrested a suspect involved in the shooting of a Somerset County man yesterday.

The suspect is identified as Lance Fridley, 33, of Deal Island, Md.  Fridley is charged with armed robbery, first and second degree assault, illegal possession of a firearm, and other pending criminal charges related to the incident.

The victim is identified as Kevin Bivens, 54, of the 10,000 block of Mahlon Place Road in Chance, Maryland.  Bivens checked himself in to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for injuries reportedly sustained during the incident. Bivens was later transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Shortly before 2:00 a.m. yesterday morning, troopers from the Princess Anne Barrack responded to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center for a shooting victim, later identified as Bivens.  Bivens told police he had sustained a gunshot wound during an altercation with the suspect, later identified as Fridley.

The Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Lower Shore and troopers from the Princess Anne Barrack began the investigation. They responded to the scene of the shooting in the 10,000 block of Mahlon Place Road in Chance, which police believe is the home of the victim. Forensic analysts from the Maryland State Police Crime Lab processed the scene.

During the investigation, Fridley was identified and located as the suspect responsible for Biven’s injuries.  Fridley was located and apprehended without incident at a residence in the 10,000 block of Deal Island Road in Deal Island, MD.  Fridley was transported to the Somerset County Court Commissioner after processing and subsequently taken to the Somerset County Detention Center.

The investigation continues..