Date & Time: 12/22/2011 @ 4:00 P.M. Case #:11-0306
Location Occurred: Ninth Street, Pocomoke, Worcester County, Maryland
Crime or Violation: 1st Degree Attempted Murder, 2nd Degree Attempted Murder, 1st degree assault, 2nd degree assault.
Accused: Darius Tyrell Cotton B/M 18 years old, of 4th Street, Pocomoke, Worcester County, MD 21851
On Thursday, December 22, 2011 at approximately 4:00 P.M. a reported shooting had occurred at 700 block of 9th Street, Pocomoke, Maryland. The Pocomoke Police Department had arrived and secured the scene. A Juvenile victim had suffered a gunshot wound to the right leg. The juvenile was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for treatment. The Pocomoke Police Department had requested the assistance of the Worcester County Bureau of Investigations (W.C.B.I.) and the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office to assist with the additional support. Detectives from (W.C.B.I.) arrived on scene and began conducting interviews. A suspect was identified through numerous interviews. A photo line-up was used and a suspect was identified as Darius Tyrell Cotton, 18 years of age, of the 800 block of 4th street was identified as the shooter. An arrest warrant and a search and seizure warrant were obtained for him.
On Friday December 23, 2011 at approximately 3:00 P.M. the Pocomoke Police Department, along with the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police and the Worcester County Bureau of Investigations had conducted a search and seizure warrant at Darius Tyrell Cotton’s residence. He was placed under arrest and taken before a District Court Commissioner where he was held without bond.
The juvenile has since been released from the hospital.