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Man Arrested for Assault in Wicomico County

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PARSONSBURG, Md.- Detectives with the Wicomico County Bureau of Investigation have arrested a Parsonsburg man on assault and related charges following accusations that he fired shots inside his home during an argument over a game of pool.

The incident reportedly happened shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday at the home located on the 7000 block of Parsonsburg Road. According to detectives, 41-year-old Jason Michael Layfield had come home with signs of alcohol intoxication and was allegedly upset over a game of pool. Investigators said Layfield then began to argue with the home's occupants. He then retrieved a shotgun from his bedroom and went outside where he discharged the weapon into the air, detectives said. They said Layfield then returned inside the home, reloaded the weapon and targeted a female occupant. Investigators said, however, that Layfield then turned the firearm on himself and threatened to take his own life. Detectives said he then discharged the weapon, sending the projectile into the living room ceiling.

No injuries were reported during the investigation. Detectives said Layfield was additionally found to be in possession of a large quantity of marijuana, and distribution-related paraphernalia. He was charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, possession of CDS, possession of CDS with intent to distribute and possession of CDS paraphernalia. He was ordered held in the Wicomico County Detention Center in lieu of $400,000 bond.
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