Derrick Didn’t Duck at the Duck In;
Cops Seek Kaniesha Johnson for Murder
(Pocomoke City, MD) – Fools rush in where angels fear to tread is the old cliché and like many clichés they become a legend due to being mainly true. That applies to a man who ran from inside the Duck In in Pocomoke City to break up a domestic fight and in the process received a mortal stab wound from a convicted drug dealer for his trouble. Now State Police are asking citizens to help find the man’s killer, identified as Kaniesha Johnson, of Pocomoke City.
Police continue to search for Johnson as Maryland State Police continue their investigation into the murder of a Worcester County man on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, in Pocomoke City.
The victim is identified as Derrick Collick, 25, of 215 10th Street, Pocomoke City, Md. His body has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.
The accused is identified as Kaniesha Johnson, 22, of 17 Bradley Court, in Pocomoke City, when not residing in the Worcester County Jail in Snow Hill, Maryland.
Police have obtained an arrest warrant for Johnson and a search is currently underway. Police have obtained a photo and are asking for public assistance in locating her. Calls are being taken by Worcester County Bureau of Investigation at 410-632-1111.
Shortly after 1:00 p.m. on October 26th, officers from the Pocomoke City Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting a domestic dispute at a gas pump, outside of the Duck In convenience store in located on Lynn Haven Drive in Pocomoke City.
Responding officers found Collick, the victim, at a nearby medical facility looking for help for what appeared to be a stab wound to his upper body. He was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
The preliminary investigation indicates Collick was inside the Duck In at the time of the incident. Police believe he exited the store to help break up the domestic dispute at the gas pump when he was injured. Police also believe Collick knew the individuals involved in the dispute.
Investigators have been interviewing witnesses and residents in the area throughout the day. Crime scene evidence has been transported to the State Police Forensic Sciences Division crime laboratory for analysis. Anyone with information about this murder is urged to contact the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation at 410-632-1111.
The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit was requested to respond and take the lead in this investigation. Additional assistance is being provided by State Police Criminal Enforcement Division investigators, as well as the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation, the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, the Worcester County State’s Attorney Office and the Pocomoke City Police Department.
State Police crime scene technicians processed the scene. The Maryland State Apprehension Team, troopers from the Berlin and Salisbury Barracks and the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team, are also at the scene and working to locate Johnson as this investigation continues.
What could Johnson have been so furious about?
After all, she was successful in being able to get out of the slammer on Oct. 8, 2015, when Worcester County States Attorney Beau Oglesby and Defense Attorney Sandra Fried, provided by the taxpayers, appeared before a Worcester County Circuit Court Judge in Snow Hill to decide the matter of bail. Johnson had been indicted a drug distribution charges and a bail bond of $100,000 unsecured was ordered by the Judge. Court records show that Johnson was bonded out on Oct. 9, 2015.
The matter of her cocaine distribution charges will bring Johnson back to court on Nov. 5, 2015, unless of course she is still on the lam.
If Johnson is running she might consider running as far away from Maryland as possible, at least to the Virginia line. But, as with most crack-heads, she likely will waltz into the Duck In soon and tell folks she is picked on by the cops.
She currently is on probation for dealing crack cocaine and was convicted on Dec. 5, 2011 with sentencing on Feb. 10, 2012, according to court records. She was sentenced to 3 years in prison with 18 months suspended, leaving that many months to serve in the Worcester County Jail. She was supposed to be on 3 years probation following serving the 18 months. Therefore she should have been in the clink until August of 2014. Add three years to that brings the math up to August of 2017. Therefore, why the idiots of the Maryland Judiciary and the Worcester States Attorney approved bail for her most recent drug dealing charge defies logic.
But, this is Maryland, where Alice in Wonderland rules govern Maryland courts. Just ask States Attorney Oglesby why he allowed a convicted drug dealer on probation to be granted bail on another drug dealing charge.
Surely, when they catch this alleged murderer, she will likely make bail again.
Collick served a stretch in the Worcester jail when he was found guilty of assault on Jan. 10, 2014. Judge Groton sentenced him to 15 months in jail.