Three arrested in connection to serious assault in Salisbury

Left to right: Saunders, Brown Jr., and Pruitt

SALISBURY, Md. – Salisbury Police have arrested three men in connection to a serious assault that happened Sunday evening.

We’re told that police received a report of a serious assault in progress at Thirsty’s on Snow Hill Road shortly after 7 p.m. that evening. On arrival, police met with several witnesses, who reported that the assault involved baseball bats.

Initial investigation revealed that a 50-year-old male victim was purchasing fuel when he was assaulted by three male subjects. Further investigation revealed that the assault started in the parking lot and quickly moved into the business before ending outside behind the business.

The victim was taken to PRMC for treatment of serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Police were able to identify two of the suspects as 48-year-old Shawn Saunders and 50-year-old Clarence Pruitt late Sunday night, and took them into custody on Monday. On Wednesday, police identified the third suspect as 25-year-old Vernon Brown Jr., who was arrested the next day.

Saunders and Pruitt were both charged with first and second degree assault, reckless endangerment, and possession of a dangerous weapon. Brown was charged with conspiracy to commit first degree assault, second degree assault, reckless endangerment, and false imprisonment. All three are currently being held without bond.

The incident remains under investigation, and detectives are asking anyone who happened to be in the parking lot or inside of Thirsty’s at approximately 7 p.m. on September 22 to contact SPD at 833-SBY-CITY or Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776.

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