Princess Anne Police — Press Releases

The Princess Anne Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred on 12-18-16 at the Royal Farms

store, located at 30452 Mt. Vernon Road during the early morning hours. The suspect entered the store dressed in a dark colored hoodie with black jogging pants with possible gray stripes, and wearing a blue mask or scarf covering most of his face. The suspect is approximately 5'7" and 200 lbs. The suspect displayed a box cutter style knife and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect fled the store on foot heading west towards Route 13 with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured during the robbery.
Investigators are seeking information concerning this robbery. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call investigators at the Princess Anne Police Department at 410-651-1822 or Crime Solvers of the Lower Eastern Shore at 410-548-1776 where rewards are available for tips that lead to an arrest. Below are pictures from Royal Farms camera footage of the suspect.

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Update Regarding Attempted Murder Investigation

The Princess Anne Police Department is sad to report that one of the victims from the attempted murder investigation on 12-6-16 has passed away over the weekend. The victim that has passed away was identified as Airealle Sells. The Princess Anne Police Department would like to express its deepest sympathy to the Sells family. As of 8:30 a.m. this morning, the other victims remain in critical but stable condition. Investigators are consulting with the Somerset County State's Attorney's Office for modification of charges on the defendant, Sharef Hayward, concerning Airealle Sells.

Chief Tim Bozman of the Princess Anne Police Dept. has accepted the challenge and has donated his toys.

Please listen to the entire video to hear who he has called out. But in case you don't hear it, he has challenged all police agencies in Somerset County (Somerset sheriff's, UMES PD, MSP BARRACK X, & CRISFIELD PD). He also challenged all police agencies in Wicomico County and Worcester County. Who will accept the challenge??

The suspect in the attempted murder investigation is identified as Sharef Dontre Hayward,

26 years of age, of Baltimore Maryland. Hayward is charged with three counts of attempted murder 1st degree, 3 counts of attempted murder 2nd degree, 3 counts of assault 1st degree, 3 counts of assault 2nd degree, 3 counts of reckless endangerment, and violation of a protective order. Hayward was seen by a District Court Commissioner who issued no bond. Hayward was released into the custody of the Somerset County Detention Center.

The victims were identified as Airealle Sells, 25, years of age, of Princess Anne, Maryland, Sell's eight year old daughter, and her 4 year old son. The victims were transferred to hospitals in Baltimore and are still listed in critical condition. Pictured below is Hayward.