Salisbury man sentenced to 45 years for assault, false imprisonment charges

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SALISBURY, Md. – A Salisbury man was sentenced on numerous charges late last week.

In January, 31-year-old Demetries Fountain was convicted of false imprisonment, two counts of conspiracy to commit false imprisonment, second degree assault, two counts of conspiracy to commit second degree assault, reckless endangerment, two counts of conspiracy to commit reckless endangerment, verbal extortion with threat to cause injury, conspiracy to commit verbal extortion with threat to cause injury, extortion less than $1,000, and conspiracy to commit extortion less than $1,000.

The charges stem from an incident that happened on February 6, 2019, in which Fountain and several co-defendants held the victim against his will for several hours, torturing him and demanding money for his release, at a Salisbury residence.

Fountain was sentenced to a total of 45 years behind bars.

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