Md. Firefighter Charged With Assault On Neighbor

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Authorities say an acting lieutenant with the Salisbury Fire Department has been charged with assault after he allegedly beat his neighbor.

The Wicomico Sheriff’s Office says 36-year-old Joe Derbyshire of Hebron was arrested Wednesday and charged with assault, reckless endangerment and false imprisonment.

The Daily Times of Salisbury reports that according to court documents, Liviu Costica borrowed his neighbor’s car on Saturday. The documents say Derbyshire, the car owner’s son-in-law, demanded in several phone calls that Costica return the vehicle.

According to police reports, when Costica returned the car to the neighbor’s driveway, Derbyshire began punching him through the window.

Police said Costica also said Derbyshire pinned him down and smashed his head into the ground.

Costica was treated at a hospital for a concussion and broken nose.
Information from: The Daily Times of Salisbury, Md.,

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