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Victim Attacked for Breaking up Fight; Three Teens Arrested

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Lashawn Butts Lashawn Butts
Karon Washington Karon Washington
SALISBURY, Md.- Authorities say a 34-year-old man was attacked by three teenagers after he tried to break up a fight in the parking lot of the Elks Lodge on Churchill Avenue. 

The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office said that on April 26, a large fight between teenage girls occurred outside the lodge. Police said that when the 34-year-old victim stepped in to try to break up the fight, the three suspects attacked him. The victim was punched repeatedly and then kicked in his head and body after falling to the ground, according to investigators. He was transported by ambulance to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Police said the investigation into the incident revealed that the suspects involved in the attack had been on the premises attending a private party in a rented hall.
As a result of their investigation, deputies this week arrested the following suspects on May 13 and 14 on first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment charges:
  • Lashawn Terry Butts, 18, of Salisbury
  • Karon Malik Washington, 17, of Salisbury (charged as an adult)
  • Juvenile male, 14, of Salisbury
Butts and Washington were both ordered held in the Wicomico County Detention Center while the juvenile was detained by the Department of Juvenile Services in the Lower Eastern Shore Children’s Center.

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