Salisbury man convicted of assault, firearm charges

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SALISBURY, Md. – A Salisbury man has been convicted on assault and firearm charges by a Wicomico County jury.

J’Waun Peters was convicted last week of first degree assault, conspiracy to commit assault first degree, firearm use in a crime of violence, and related handgun charges.

The charges stem from an incident on December 6, 2020, when Peters and his co-defendant waited in their vehicle outside the victim’s residence to confront him about an ongoing dispute. When the victim came home, Peters reportedly handed a semi-automatic pistol to his co-defendant, who then got out of the vehicle and shot the victim.

The victim survived the shooting. At the time of this offense, Peters was prohibited from possessing a handgun because of a prior conviction.

Sentencing was deferred to allow for a pre-sentencing investigation to be completed.

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