Salisbury Mayoral Candidate pleads guilty to firearm charge, placed on probation

Jermichael Mitchell

SALISBURY, Md. – Salisbury Mayoral candidate Jermichael Mitchell has been placed on probation after he pleaded guilty to discharge of a firearm.

Police say the incident happened back on April 20, 2023 in the 800 block of College Lane. The investigation revealed that Mitchell was loading a 9mm firearm when it allegedly fired down into an apartment below, with the bullet landing five feet away from a neighbor who was nursing her child.

Mitchell was charged with two counts of reckless endangerment, as well as discharge of a firearm. Court records show he pleaded guilty Tuesday to discharge of a firearm in city and was placed on probation before judgment.

47 ABC News reached out to Mitchell’s campaign who issued a statement, saying Mitchell has already completed a gun safety class and that they are excited to move forward with the campaign.

“First, we are happy that no one was injured in this incident,” explained Mitchell’s campaign manager, Kevin Lindsay. “In the spirit of transparency, the case has been settled. Jermichael still firmly believes in the second amendment and gun safety. He has already completed his Gun Safety Class this week. We always believed that when the actual facts came out there would be a resolution to this matter we hope everyone can be satisfied with. We are excited to be moving forward with campaign for Salisbury Mayor.”

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