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Salisbury, MD – The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division conducted an investigation into a burglary that occurred during the overnight hours of July 31, 2022, at West Salisbury Elementary School.

It was determined that a suspect had broken a window to gain access to the school. Through investigation, the suspect was identified as Melvin Johnson.

On May 4, 2023, a search and seizure warrant was served for Johnson’s residence located in the 600 block of Suffolk Court, Salisbury, MD.

At the residence, in the bedroom of Johnson, a .410 rifle was located. Johnson is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a previous felony conviction for burglary.

Johnson turned himself in on May 10, 2023, where he was served with a criminal summons for burglary and an arrest warrant for the firearm-related offense.

On May 11, 2023, Johnson posted a $10,000 bond for the firearm offenses, but he was found to have an outstanding warrant through the Baltimore Police Department.

If anyone has any additional information regarding the investigation, please contact the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office of Criminal Investigation at 410-548-4898.

All subjects mentioned in this press release are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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