Pittsville man arrested for alleged assault

SALISBURY, Md. – A Pittsville man is currently behind bars after an alleged verbal altercation turned physical Saturday night.

Just after 11 PM, the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an assault at a residence in the 31000 block of Old Ocean City Road, in Salisbury. When police arrived, a female victim reported that she had just been assaulted by 40-year-old Duane Shores following a verbal argument.

Shores fled the scene before police arrival, however, the deputy was called back to the scene a short time later after Shores reportedly returned to the home. Police found Shores hiding inside a shed in the yard.

The deputy also learned that Shores was wanted on a circuit court bench warrant for failing to appear for sentencing following his conviction on second degree assault charges in a separate case.

Shores is currently being held without bond on second degree assault charges in addition to the failure to appear charges.

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