Thursday, September 12, 2013

Woman Faces Charges For Home Invasion In Accomack County

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Written by
Carol Vaughn
ACCOMAC — A woman arrested in connection with a home invasion near Sanford last month was arraigned in Accomack General District Court Wednesday after being extradited from Wicomico County.

The incident left Lamesha Cropper, 26, of Salisbury, wounded and a male suspect fatally shot by the man they apparrently intended to rob. Two other alleged accomplices have been arrested.

Cropper appeared in court in a wheelchair, handcuffed and shackled at the waist and ankles.

Master Caine Wesley, Jr.

Cropper was wounded and Master Caine Wesley Jr., 24, of Nelsonia was fatally injured during a shootout that apparently took place after four suspects entered the home at 9293 Marsh Market Road at night, intending to rob it.

Court documents identify the robbery victim as Tyler Williams. Documents do not specify who fired the shots that killed Wesley and wounded Cropper.

Cropper was taken into custody Sept. 4 in Wicomico County and is charged with robbery, armed burglary and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

She is being held without bond in the Accomack County Jail.

Deputies responding to a call around 10 p.m. Aug. 28 found Cropper and Wesley with gunshot wounds at a nearby convenience store.

The two apparently fled to the store by car after a confrontation in which multiple gunshots were fired at the home, according to Accomack County Sheriff Todd Godwin.

Also being held without bond are Titus Floyd Jr., 20, of Mappsville and Leon O’Bryan Crippen, 22, of Temperanceville.

Floyd is charged with armed burglary, robbery and brandishing a machete.

Crippen is charged with robbery, armed burglary and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

Cropper according to court documents has been employed by the U. S. Army for the past seven years.

She repeatedly leaned back in the wheelchair and stared at the ceiling while waiting for court to start, at one point turning to speak with two young women seated behind her.

She later mouthed unintelligible words to her supporters and smiled as a deputy wheeled her back away the bench after the brief proceeding.

General District Judge Gordon Vincent upon her request for a court-appointed lawyer appointed attorney Carl Bundick to represent Cropper.

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