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SALISBURY -- A Salisbury man was arrested on attempted murder and other charges last week after attempting to run over a jogger who allegedly tried to pepper-spray his dog.
Around 7 a.m. last Wednesday, a Wicomico County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a reported altercation on Ward Rd. in Salisbury. The investigation revealed a resident identified as Craig Jones, 50, of Salisbury, became enraged when a jogger attempted to pepper-spray his dog after the animal chased the runner. According to the victim, Jones jumped into a pickup truck and began chasing him and threatening to kill him.
The jogger left the roadway in order to avoid being hit by Jones’ vehicle, but Jones followed and ran into a tree. According to police reports, Jones was able to dislodge the truck from the tree and continued chasing the jogger again. During the next leg of the chase, Jones ran over and damaged a tombstone in a private cemetery. The jogger told police he feared for his life.
The sheriff’s deputy observed damage on Jones’ truck consistent with damage to the tree. The deputy also observed lengthy tire tracks left when Jones’ vehicle left the roadway, further corroborating the jogger’s story. Jones was arrested and charged with attempted murder, assault and reckless endangerment.

  • Jeff C.
    Jeff C.

    HOLY Craziness! Thanks for the article. You never know who you will 'run into' out there.......

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Candace A.
    Candace A.

    geeeeeeeeeeez!!!! must have been a fast runner. YIKES!

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Jen R.
    Jen R.

    Lovely. This is the next town over from me.

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Barb G.
    Barb G.

    wow. that's insane! this week in Toronto a taxi driver ran over and killed a long-boarder. Just used his car to kill him. I've been reading too many of these kinds of stories, where cars are used as weapons...it's reallyreally terrible (understatement of the year...).

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Runfasterdaddy
    Runfasterdaddy

    Jen - rest easy Salisbury MD not MA.

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Laura A.
    Laura A.

    Holy Cow!!!!!!!

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Marlene E.
    Marlene E.

    A daily even here in DC Metro area :-)

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Chris K.
    Chris K.

    Wow. Lotta crazies out there.

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Jeff R.
    Jeff R.

    OMG that is crazy.

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Kyra
    Kyra

    OMG! What the heck!??

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Sherri M
    Sherri M

    What is wrong with people!?

    about 2 years ago Like

  • James D.
    James D.

    They should also take his dog for not obeying the leash law! I've had to deal with people who let their dogs run free too. I love dogs and have one myself but you can't expect them to make rational choices like a person. That's why they make leashes and municipalities have leash laws.

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Juliet
    Juliet

    Geez! I went to Salisbury Univ. and logged a bajillion miles there. Thankfully I never met a crazed dog or dog owner! I WAS followed by a guy asking to masturbate to me. Part of me wishes I was chased by a crazed dog.

    about 2 years ago Like