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Wicomico Detention Center Employee Charged With Theft

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Arthur Laron Byrd Arthur Laron Byrd

By Jeremy Whichard

SALISBURY, Md.- A Wicomico County Detention Center employee is facing theft charges following an investigation into accusations that he stole from the jail.

Detectives with the Wicomico Bureau of Investigation said that on Thursday they received a tip from the detention center that they had reason to believe an employee was taking items from the facility. 

Detectives got a search warrant for Arthur Laron Byrd, 37, of Salisbury, along with a search and seizure warrant for his house and vehicles. The warrant yielded more stolen items, according to police. As a result of the investigation, Byrd was arrested while on duty at the detention center and charged with one count of theft under $1,000 and one count of theft under $100. 

Byrd was released on his own recognizance. However, police said additional charges could be filed. 

Anyone with additional information in connection with this investigation is asked to contact the WBI at (410) 548-4898 or Crime Solvers at (410) 548-1776.

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