Teen charged with murder
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.
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.