Salisbury, MD – Deandra Pettiford has been arrested and charged with stealing a Playstation 5 and assaulting the victim in Salisbury, Maryland.
On December 7, 2022, the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 800 block of Outten Road in Salisbury, Maryland, regarding a reported robbery. Due to the nature of the investigation surrounding the crime, the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division (CID) responded to assume the investigation.
It was learned that the victim was selling a PlayStation 5 through Facebook Marketplace. A female, who was later identified as Deandra Pettiford, agreed to purchase the PlayStation and responded to a residence to purchase the item.
The victim provided Pettiford with the PlayStation, and she got into her vehicle in an attempt to drive away without providing payment. The victim then reached into the passenger side of the vehicle in an attempt to retrieve his stolen PlayStation from Pettiford.
Pettiford then accelerated away rapidly, dragging the victim, who was still leaning into the vehicle. Eventually, Pettiford struck a mailbox causing the victim to strike the mailbox as well. At that point the victim was able to get out of the vehicle. The victim was transported to Tidal Health for medical treatment, where he sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Through investigation, Pettiford was developed as a suspect, and an application for charges was completed and submitted to the District Court Commissioner. The District Court Commissioner issued an arrest warrant for Pettiford.
Members of the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division, with the assistance of the Maryland State Police, responded to a residence in the 100 block of 4th Street in Crisfield, Maryland, in order to serve the arrest warrant. Pettiford was located and placed under arrest for her crimes. The stolen PlayStation was recovered.
Pettiford was charged with Theft of $100 to under $1,500, Assault First Degree, and Assault Second Degree. Pettiford was taken to the Somerset County Detention Center, where she was held without bond.
The Criminal Investigation Division believes that Pettiford may be involved in similar unreported thefts.
CID encourages anyone who may have additional information about this theft or others to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 410-548-4891.
All subjects mentioned in this press release are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.