Worcester County Sheriff's Office Deputy Responds To "Burglary In Progress" - Arrests Made
DATE: May 21, 2012
CASE #: 12-000385 / 12-000391 / 12-000393
LOCATIONS: 1) 3000 BLK Brantley Road
2) 3100 BLK Brantley Road
3) 6000 BLK Worcester Highway
Snow Hill, MD
CHARGES: Burglary, Theft and MDOP
|Brian Keith Waters|
|Marco Phillip Lee|
3) Zachary John MANLEY W/M 24yoa
|Zachary John Manley|
NARRATIVE: On Friday, May 18, 2012 a Deputy of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a Burglary In-Progress in the 3000 BLK of Brantley Road, Pocomoke, Worcester County, Maryland. The victim was able to provide an excellent vehicle description of a “beat up” gold colored Honda 4-door with a huge scratch across the back bumper occupied by two black males to the 911 Dispatcher and this information was relayed to responding units.
The Deputy observed a vehicle matching the exact description occupied by two black males and one white male traveling north-bound on Worcester Highway (Route 113) north of the Pocomoke Elks Lodge. When the Deputy slowed to make a U-turn the vehicle sped up and attempted to elude the Deputy before making a quick turn into a residential driveway. The occupants quickly attempted to exit the vehicle and were ordered back in the vehicle until additional units could arrive to assist.
Ultimately, the victim was brought to the scene and made a positive identification of the vehicle and the two black males. The victim also identified personal property that was recovered from the front pocket of one of the suspects. The above three suspects were transported to the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office to be interviewed by members of the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation and the vehicle was impounded.
During interviews, all three of the above denied any involvement in any burglaries and offered no cooperation. A Search Warrant was obtained for the vehicle and as a result of the Search Warrant being executed all of the initial victim’s property was recovered. In addition a large amount of jewelry, electronics, baseball cards, coins and other valuables were recovered from the trunk and passenger compartment. In addition, three pairs of gloves and burglary tools were also recovered.
A check with area Pawn Shops revealed that MANLEY had pawned a large amount of jewelry on Thursday, May 17, 2012. A detailed description and photographs were obtained of the pawned jewelry. This resulted in the positive identification of items stolen from the above referenced Worcester Highway burglary that was reported to the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office on the evening of Thursday, May 17, 2012.
The above three were all charged identically for the burglaries in the 3000 BLK Brantley Road and 6000 BLK Worcester Highway cases. LEE and MANLEY were each held on $25,000 bond in each case and WATERS was held without bond because of an active Arrest Warrant in Wicomico County.
On Saturday, May 19, 2012 a Deputy of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a residence in the 3100 BLK of Brantley Road, Pocomoke, Worcester County, Maryland for a burglary investigation. Upon his arrival he quickly determined that this incident was similar to the previous two and contacted the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation.
After speaking with an investigator the Deputy learned that all the property being reported stolen had been recovered during the execution of the Search Warrant on the above mentioned Honda.
Based on these facts the Deputy was able to obtained Arrest Warrants for the above three for additional charges of Burglary, Theft and MDOP.
All related cases are a pending trial and future trial dates are pending.