Salisbury man sentenced in summer Boardwalk incident


(Jan. 24, 2014) A 19-year-old Salisbury man was sentenced to 18 months in jail on Jan. 14, with all but one day suspended in connection with an incident on the Boardwalk last summer. He was given credit for the one day he spent in jail following his arrest.

On June 22, two men told police that five men were walking together on the Boardwalk and one of those five men pulled a knife and threatened them with it at about 2:20 a.m. The knife was flipped open toward them.

The men left the area in a black Chrysler 300, which was stopped by a policeman at Second Street and Philadelphia Avenue. Anthony Hardy Jr., one of the men in the Chrysler, said he opened and displayed the knife because a man was walking too close to him on the Boardwalk.

The police officer found a knife in Hardy’s pocket. The knife had a small nub that when pressed, caused the knife to spring open.

Hardy was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon and two counts each of reckless endangerment and first- and second-degree assault.

In Circuit Court in Snow Hill last week, Hardy pleaded guilty to second-degree assault. In addition to the jail sentence, the judge fined Hardy $500 and placed him on supervised probation for three years. Hardy must also perform 40 hours of community service.

In exchange for his guilty plea, the Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office did not prosecute the other charges against him.

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