(Jan. 13, 2012) The 43-year-old Pocomoke man who was found not guilty last week of arson and other related charges found it impossible to obey the judge’s order to be quiet in the courtroom.
“Thank you, Jesus,” Anthony Deshields shouted after the judge announced the verdict.
When Judge Thomas C. Groton III admonished him, Deshields said, “I’m excited. You have to excuse me.”
“Just his general height and weight and clothing,” said Corbin, who admitted he did not see the suspect’s face.
Corbin also testified that he “really had not much experience with him except for the past two weeks and he wore the same clothing the entire time.”
Deputy Fire Marshal Rodney Sharpley Sr. testified that he eliminated natural or accidental causes for the fires and that he had interviewed Deshields, who said he saw a burnt trash can outside the bathhouse when he went to the park.
Photos: Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company
Worcester County Fire Marshal's Office
**NOTE: The Pocomoke City Police Chief's correct first name is Kelvin.**