UPDATE: Man convicted for role in several 2017 robberies in Wicomico Co.
A man will spend over the next two decades in prison after authorities say he went on a crime spree that included robbing a bank last year, in Wicomico County.
The Office of the State's Attorney for Wicomico County says on Friday, 51-year-old Derrick Deshields, of Salisbury, was convicted of three robberies and a burglary that happened in September 2017, in Wicomico County.
Deshields was involved in the burglary of Crossroads Food Mart, on Old Ocean City Road, in Salisbury, and he robbed several business locations including the Dollar General on North Salisbury Boulevard, the North Salisbury Boulevard branch of PNC Bank, the Dollar General in Mardela Springs. These robberies happened between September 18, 2017 and September 21, 2017.
The 51-year-old was sentenced to a total 27 years of active incarceration for his roles in crimes (10 years for burglary of Crossroads Food Mart, 9 years for robbery of the North Salisbury Boulevard Dollar General, 8 for the robbery of the North Salisbury Boulevard branch of PNC Bank, and ten years for robbery of the Mardela Springs Dollar General). The sentence for the Mardela Springs robbery is to be served concurrently with the sentence for the Crossroads Food Mart incident.
Officials report that the rest of the sentence is to be served consecutively to the the sentence for the burglary of Crossroads Food Mart.