Police: Salisbury Man Arrested After Sexually Assaulting Woman W - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Police: Salisbury Man Arrested After Sexually Assaulting Woman Whose Home He Burglarized

Posted: Updated:

SALISBURY, Md. - Police have arrested a Salisbury man for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman, assaulting her grandchild and stealing from their home.

Salisbury police say the incident happened Thursday night around 11:30. Officers responded to the 500 block of Georgia Avenue for reports of a woman screaming. According to police, the adult victim told them an intruder had forced entry into her home and was there at that moment with her three-year-old grandchild. Police say they got the child out of the home before arresting the suspect, identified as 20-year-old Sunday Ebere Aroh of Salisbury.

Further investigation showed the suspect was trying to steal property from the home when the victims got there. That's when police say the suspect assaulted the woman and her grandchild, but the woman was able to escape and call for help.

Police say both victims were treated at PRMC for non-life threatening injuries. The suspect was found in possession of property stolen from the home, along with more than 270 grams of marijuana. Police say the suspect later assaulted a Salisbury police officer while in custody. 

While investigating this incident, police learned of a burglary earlier Thursday night that seemed related. According to police, the same suspect burglarized a home in the 100 block of Onley Road around 8:20 p.m. Police say that burglary was also interrupted when the victims returned home, and the suspect ran away when confronted.

Aroh has been charged with the following crimes, according to police:

  • Attempted  Rape - 1st Degree
  • Attempted Rape - Second Degree
  • Sex Offense - 1st Degree (4 counts)
  • Assault - 2nd Degree (4 counts)
  • Burglary - 1st Degree (2 counts)
  • Attempted Theft - Under $1,000
  • CDS Possession with Intent to Distribute
  • False Imprisonment (2 counts)
  • Burglary - 4th Degree
  • Attempted Theft - $1,000-$10,000 

The investigation into these incidents is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Salisbury Police Department at (410) 548-3165.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Delaware Lawmakers Look to Block Mentally Ill From Having Guns

    Legislation Introduced to

    Jan 16, 2018 6:26 PM2018-01-16 23:26:00 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:24 PM EST2018-01-17 00:24:32 GMT
    Gov. John Carney and lawmakers announce House Bill 302 on Tuesday.Gov. John Carney and lawmakers announce House Bill 302 on Tuesday.
    DOVER, Del. --- Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday introduced legislationMore
    DOVER, Del. --- Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday introduced legislationMore
  • Two Charged in Dover Drug Investigation

    Two Charged in Dover Drug Investigation

    Jan 16, 2018 7:05 PM2018-01-17 00:05:00 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:05 PM EST2018-01-17 00:05:20 GMT
    Russel Thomas and Kimberly Havelow; Photo Credit: Dover Police DepartmentRussel Thomas and Kimberly Havelow; Photo Credit: Dover Police Department
    DOVER, Del. -- The Dover Police Department say two people have been arrested in connection with a drug investigation in at the Dover Downs Hotel.More
    DOVER, Del. -- The Dover Police Department say two people have been arrested in connection with a drug investigation in at the Dover Downs Hotel.More
  • City of Seaford Formally Announces "Right to Work" Ordinance

    City of Seaford Formally Announces "Right to Work" Ordinance

    Jan 16, 2018 5:53 PM2018-01-16 22:53:00 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:53 PM EST2018-01-16 22:53:57 GMT
    Many in town believe the Nanticoke River should be a centerpiece of the revitalization efforts (Source: WBOC)Many in town believe the Nanticoke River should be a centerpiece of the revitalization efforts (Source: WBOC)
    SEAFORD, Del.- After unanimously voting in December to enact a "Right to Work" ordinance, the city of Seaford formally announced the measure in a Tuesday afternoon press conference. Mayor David Genshaw says the move was made to attract businesses to the cMore
    SEAFORD, Del.- After unanimously voting in December to enact a "Right to Work" ordinance, the city of Seaford formally announced the measure in a Tuesday afternoon press conference. Mayor David Genshaw says the move was made to attract businesses to the cMore
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Family Without Propane as Temperatures Drop

    Family Without Propane as Temperatures Drop

    Jan 15, 2018 4:46 PM2018-01-15 21:46:00 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:40 AM EST2018-01-16 12:40:02 GMT
    SEAFORD, Del.- A Sussex County woman says her family has been left in the cold--literally. Donna Niser says she is a customer of Peninsula Oil and Propane, and is currently sitting with an empty tank. She says late last week, she called for a delivery. "WMore
    A Sussex County, Delaware woman says her family has been left in the cold-- literally. Donna Niser says she is a customer of Peninsula Oil and Propane, and is currently sitting with an empty tank.More
  • Police: 3 Women Lured, Assaulted and Robbed Delaware Woman

    Police: 3 Women Lured, Assaulted and Robbed Delaware Woman

    Jan 16, 2018 8:35 AM2018-01-16 13:35:00 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 8:35 AM EST2018-01-16 13:35:25 GMT
    Jessica Elvey, left; Chelsea Roundtree, center; Chasity Roundtree, rightJessica Elvey, left; Chelsea Roundtree, center; Chasity Roundtree, right
    Delaware State Police say a woman was lured to a Clayton area convenience store and assaulted and robbed by three women known to her.More
    Delaware State Police say a woman was lured to a Clayton area convenience store and assaulted and robbed by three women known to her.More
  • Laurel Man Arrested for 5th Offense DUI

    Laurel Man Arrested for 5th Offense DUI

    Jan 16, 2018 9:19 AM2018-01-16 14:19:00 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 9:19 AM EST2018-01-16 14:19:23 GMT
    Sean Michael DunstonSean Michael Dunston
    A Laurel, Delaware man is behind bars following his arrest Sunday for driving under the influence of alcohol for the fifth time.More
    A Laurel, Delaware man is behind bars following his arrest Sunday for driving under the influence of alcohol for the fifth time.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices