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Man Charged with Assaulting 3 Police Officers Enters Alford Pleas


SALISBURY, Md. - Edwin Fletcher, who faced attempted first and attempted second-degree murder charges related to an incident that occurred with police in Salisbury back in March, now awaits sentencing for assault and drug charges after entering an Alford plea Friday.

Under the Alford plea, Fletcher, 32, of Crisfield, does not admit guilt but acknowledges prosecutors have sufficient evidence for a conviction. Fletcher entered this plea on charges of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and three counts of first degree assault.

Fletcher was wanted on drug charges and surrounded by police on March 26. Police said Fletcher drove his truck toward officers and over the front end of an unmarked police car. Police shot at Fletcher as he drove away from the scene. Three officers were injured in the incident. Fletcher was found and arrested on April 2 in Delaware. 

After entering the Alford plea, Fletcher no longer faces attempted first or attempted second-degree murder charges. He is scheduled for sentencing on the remaining charges on Nov. 7.

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