On March 31, 2021, the Honorable S. James Sarbanes, Administrative Judge of the Circuit Court for Wicomico County, sentenced Latoya Rachell Farrare, 37 years of age, of Salisbury, Maryland to fifty (50) years imprisonment, with twenty (20) years active incarceration in the Maryland Division of Corrections (DOC), followed by a period of five (5) years of supervised probation.
Farrare entered guilty pleas to two counts of 1st degree assault and two counts of Reckless Endangerment, immediately preceding her sentencing. Layoya Farrare also entered a guilty plea to one count of 2nd degree assault in a case arising from a separate incident.
In the late afternoon hours of March 24, 2020, Layoya Farrare and at least two co-defendants engaged in a high-speed chase with another vehicle in the vicinity of Manoa Boulevard and Nokomis Avenue in Salisbury, MD. While Farrare was driving her vehicle in pursuit of the target vehicle, an occupant of Farrare’s vehicle leaned out of the rear passenger window and fired several shots, causing the target vehicle to crash into a telephone pole.
At least one stray bullet from the attack entered a nearby residence, nearly striking two occupants of the home. The entire incident arose over a dispute on Facebook between the occupants of the two vehicles and their associates.
Wicomico County State’s Attorney (SA) Jamie Dykes commended Det. Jen Hall of the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division, the lead investigator on the case, and other members of the Sheriff’s Department, for their work in the investigation. SA Dykes also commended Senior Assistant State’s Attorney D. Scott Messersmith, who prosecuted the cases.
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