Two more suspects charged in connection with Wicomico County homicide

John Schoolfield, 17, Salisbury, Courtlen Coston, 18, Salisbury, Ryan Holden, 20, Salisbury

Police say that they have arrested two more suspects believed to be involved in the murder of a Wicomico County man early last Saturday morning.

17-year-old John Schoolfield of Salisbury is charged as an adult with first degree murder, second degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a violent felony crime, first degree assault, conspiracy to commit first degree murder, conspiracy to commit second degree murder, conspiracy to use a firearm in the commission of a violent felony crime, and conspiracy to commit first degree assault.

He is being held at the Wicomico County Detention Center.

18-year-old Courtlen Coston of Salisbury is charged with first degree murder, second degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony violent crime, first degree assault and conspiracy to commit first degree murder. He is also being held in the Wicomico County Detention Center.

Schoolfield and Coston, along with Ryan Holden who was arrested last Saturday, are charged in connection with the murder of 57-year-old Anthony Cropper of Salisbury.

Cropper was shot just after 1:00 a.m. on June 10 after he answered a knock on the door of a friend's home on Middle Neck Road and was talking with several people.

Maryland State Police homicide unit investigators, assisted by the State Police Criminal Enforcement Division and the Salisbury Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, interviewed numerous people and developed evidence and information that reportedly led to the identification of Schoolfield and Coston as suspects.

Both were found at a home on Onley Road on the morning of June 13 and they were charged.

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