NEWS RELEASE: DATE/TIME: December 31, 2010
LOCATION: Snow Hill, Worcester County, MD.
SUSPECT: Kenneth Lee Wharton, 3rd. Male age 18, Algonquin Trail, Snow Hill,
Worcester County, Maryland.
Victim: Kendrick Hall, male (from) Pocomoke, MD.
CHARGES: First degree assault, Second degree assault, Reckless endangerment, Armed robbery, Theft less than $500.00 and Theft less than $100.
On 12/31/10 at approximately 1200 hours, Worcester County Bureau of Investigations received information that a victim identified as Kendrick Hall was transported by ambulance to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for numerous injuries regarding an assault/robbery.
Investigator’s responded to PRMC and made contact with the victim. The victim identified the suspect as Kenneth Lee Wharton, 3rd from Snow Hill, Maryland, stating the two were acquaintances.
During the early morning hours of December 31, 2010 the victim and the suspect met along a roadside, just off of Rt 113 (located) in Snow Hill, Worcester Co. Md. The victim states, upon the two of them stopping their vehicles and exiting, the suspect immediately approached the victim, with a baseball bat in his hand. The suspect demanded the victim’s cellular telephone and currency. The victim, states he gave the suspect $10 in US Currency and his cell phone (Motorola Driod “X” smart phone).
After the suspect received the items from the victim, the suspect then started to
hit the victim with the baseball bat multiple times, about the head and body area.
The victim fell to the ground and the suspect then re-entered his vehicle and left
the area. The victim, was bleeding profusely, but was able to re-enter his vehicle and drove himself to his residence, where he seek emergency assistance and was transported by ambulance to PRMC.
The suspect was located at his residence and was arrested without incident. The suspect is currently being held at the Worcester County Detention Center, on
The victim is listed in stable condition at PRMC and is believed he will make a full recovery.