Teen charged with mur­der

Sunday Star - - FRONT PAGE - By AN­GELA PRICE bay­times@kibay­times.com

GRA­SONVILLE — A 19-yearold Gra­sonville man has been charged in the Nov. 19 shoot­ing death of Maiky Jer­rally Fer­reras at Fisher Manor.

Ac­cord­ing to the Queen Anne’s County Sher­iff’s Of- fice, Wade Del­ray Fel­ton Jr. sur­ren­dered him­self for ques­tion­ing Fri­day, Nov. 24, at the sher­iff’s of­fice.

Af­ter ques­tion­ing, Fel­ton was ar­rested and charged with sec­ond-de­gree mur­der, man­slaugh­ter, reck­less en­dan­ger­ment, use of a firearm in the com­mis­sion of a crime of vi­o­lence, pos­ses­sion with in­tent to dis­trib­ute co­caine, pos­ses­sion with in­tent to dis­trib­ute mar­i­juana and re­lated charges.

Fel­ton is be­ing held with­out bail at the Queen Anne’s County De­ten­tion Cen­ter. The case re­mains ac­tive and on­go­ing, the sher­iff’s of­fice said.

“I made it known to ev­ery­one, that if you com­mit a crime in Queen Anne’s County, we are go­ing to hunt you down, ar­rest you and find out the truth,” said Queen Anne’s County Sher­iff Gary Hoff­man. “The de­tec­tives in my agency, along with al- lied agen­cies across the Shore, worked around the clock — knock­ing on doors, re­view­ing ev­i­dence, in­ter­view­ing po­ten­tial wit­nesses — and in less than a week, we made an ar­rest.”

“I want to per­son­ally thank our com­mu­nity for the large amount of tips that were re­ceived by my of­fice and Metro Crime Stop­pers,” Hof fman said. “They were ex­tremely help­ful in iden­ti­fy­ing Mr. Fel­ton as a sus­pect and start­ing the process of bring­ing him to jus­tice. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the fam­ily dur­ing this very dif­fi­cult time.”

“I want to thank the Sher­iff’s Of­fice Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tions Unit for their dili­gence in iden­ti­fy­ing and lo­cat­ing Mr. Fel­ton as a sus­pect in this crime. My of­fice will use all its re­sources to pros­e­cute Mr. Fel­ton based on the ev­i­dence and the law,” said State’s At­tor­ney Lance G. Richard­son in a state­ment. “Queen Anne’s County res­i­dents need to know they live in a safe com­mu­nity and those who choose to break the law here- will be pros­e­cuted.”

Po­lice re­sponded at 4:39 a.m. Nov. 19 to a 911 call to check the wel­fare of a per­son at 1A Fisher Manor, said Tyler Pat­ton, sher­iff’s of­fice spokesman. The ini­tial dis­patch was for a heart at­tack, he said.

Deputies found 19-year-old Maiky Jer­rally Fer­reras on the sec­ond floor of his home. He had been shot. EMS per­son­nel from the Queen Anne’s Depart­ment of Emer­gency Ser­vices pro­nounced Fer­reras dead when they ar­rived.

Fer­reras lived there with other fam­ily mem­bers, Pat­ton said, but he was the only per­son in the home when po­lice ar­rived.

Fer­reras’ body was taken to the Chief Med­i­cal Ex­am­iner’s Of­fice in Bal­ti­more for au­topsy.

Fel­ton was on pro­ba­tion for a 2015 bur­glary con­vic­tion at the time of his ar­rest.

A pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing in the case is set for Dec. 20 in Queen Anne’s County Dis­trict Court.

WADE D. FEL­TON JR.

COUR­TESY OF THE QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY SHER­IFF’S OF­FICE

Queen Anne’s County Sher­iff Gary Hof­mann, his command staff and de­tec­tives gather to go over the in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the Gra­sonville shoot­ing. From left: De­tec­tive Steve Matthews, 1st Sgt. Mor­ris “Sonny” Jones, Lt. Mark Meil, De­tec­tive Ja­son Rickard, Hof­mann and Maj. Dwayne Board­man.

MAIKY J. FER­RERAS

WADE D. FEL­TON JR.

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