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Murder suspect arrested in Salisbury

June 3rd, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Maryland State Police homicide investigators, assisted by Salisbury Police Department investigators, arrested a Wicomico County man yesterday, in connection with the murder of a Salisbury man.  The accused is identified as Daequan M. White, 19, of the 1000-block of Cecil Street in Salisbury. White is charged with first and second degree murder, first degree burglary, home invasion, armed robbery, first degree assault, use of firearm in commission of a violent crime/felony, possession of a firearm by a minor, along with several other charges.  White is currently being held without bond at the Wicomico County Detention Center.

Early yesterday morning, investigators from the Maryland State Apprehension Team located White at the home of a relative in Salisbury.  White was arrested without incident and transported to the Salisbury Police Department for processing.

White was arrested in connection with the murder of James L. H. Skinner, 20, of the 1000-block of Bryn Mawr Avenue in Salisbury, where he had been living for the past two months with a friend of his family and her three teenaged children. Around 3:30 a.m. on May 17, 2015, Skinner was found lying in the doorway of his residence when police responded to an emergency call at the home.  An autopsy report indicated the cause of Skinner’s death was by gunshot.

            The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit responded to conduct the investigation.  Investigators from the Salisbury Police Department, Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, and State Police Criminal Enforcement Division assisted with the investigation and continue to follow up on leads, examine forensic evidence, and conduct interviews. A motive for White’s actions has not yet been identified. 

Police are still searching for additional suspects. Investigators urge anyone with information about this murder to contact Crime Solvers of the Lower Eastern Shore immediately at 410-548-1776.  Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the indictment of the person(s) responsible for this crime.  Callers may remain confidential.


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