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Salisbury Man Sentenced to 20 Years For 2014 Attempted Murder

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SALISBURY, Md. – A Salisbury man currently incarcerated in Delaware will spend another 20 years behind bars in Maryland for attempted murder and a firearm offense, the Wicomico County state's attorney said Thursday.

Jeremiah Townsend, 19, was convicted Friday of second-degree attempted murder and use of a handgun in the commission of a violent crime for an incident that occurred on Jan. 21, 2014, according to the office of the state's attorney.

Townsend was sentenced in the Wicomico County Circuit Court to 20 years active incarceration on the murder charge and 20 years suspended incarceration – to be served consecutively -- on the firearm offense. Once he is released, the court ruled he be placed on three years of supervised probation.

According to the Wicomico County state's attorney, Townsend will have to complete the eight-year sentence he is currently serving in Delaware on gun charges prior to his Maryland sentence.

Wicomico County State's Attorney Matthew A. Maciarello commended the Salisbury City Police and investigating Officer Dean Popovich for their work in the investigation and prosecution of the case. Maciarello also thanked Senior Assistant State's Attorney Kristen Schultz, who prosecuted the case.

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