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"Operation: On the Lamb" nets 107 arrests

Posted at 11:40 AM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 11:40:23-04

SALISBURY, Md. — More than 100 “active fugitives” from the Eastern Shore were arrested during a joint operation among coordinating law enforcement agencies, Maryland State Police said.

Dubbed “Operation: On the Lamb,” the arrestees with outstanding warrants were wanted in Wicomico and Dorchester Counties, State Police said. The operation took place between April 9 and April 11, netting 107 arrests. The mass arrests come months after “Operation: Hide and Seek” nabbed 41 similar suspects with open warrants on Feb. 20.

“Operation: On the Lamb” was a coordinated effort between the Maryland State Police and its Gang Enforcement Unit and Apprehension Team, the Salisbury Police Department, the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, the Delmar Police Department, the Fruitland Police Department, the Cambridge Police Department, the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, the Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Dorchester County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Maryland Department of Corrections, and the Eastern Shore Information Center. Partners from outside the state included law enforcement groups in Delaware and Virginia, as well as the Delaware Division of Corrections, and the Department of Homeland Security.

Some of the noted arrests included:

  • Travis Sentell Corbin, 34, of Salisbury, who was charged with possession of controlled dangerous substance and felonious possession of firearms and related charges.
  • Keshawn Ramier Purnell, 21, of Salisbury, who was charged with unlawful taking of a motor vehicle. Purnell is also an associate of a local Blood gang faction.
  • Samuel Armando Lipscomb, 38, of Salisbury, who was charged with second-degree escape. Lipscomb is also a known associate of the LMF (Loyalty Money Family) Blood Gang.
  • Jeffery Serres, 41, of Salisbury, who was charged with multiple thefts, theft scheme, fourth-degree burglary and eluding law enforcement. Once apprehended, contact was made with numerous law enforcement agencies in Maryland and Delaware regarding more than a dozen open investigations for burglary in the first, second and fourth degree with associated thefts of various degrees where Serres was the primary suspect.
  • Andre Dewayne Nock, 39, of Pocomoke, who was charged with illegal possession of a firearm.
  • Megan White, 25, of Ocean Pines, who was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and paraphernalia.
  • Alexander Moses, 34, of Salisbury, who was charged with robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, felony theft, second-degree assault and controlled dangerous substance related charges.
  • Cody Perry, 26, of Pittsville, who was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and paraphernalia as well as theft.
  • Kavon Randy Conquest, 18, of Delmar, who was charged with second-degree assault and a violation of probation on an intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance charge. Conquest is a validated Blood gang member through the Maryland State Police