MURDER USA: Convicted Burglar Wade Felton Jr. gave himself up after dragnet swept region for killer of Maiky Ferreras

  • A few days prior to the murder charges being lodged against Felton, a criminal information was filed in Queen Anne’s District Court charging him with dealing drugs.

MURDER USA Convicted Burglar Wade Felton Jr. gave himself up after dragnet swept region for killer of Maiky Ferreras

Wade Felton Jr. photo from Facebook

CENTREVILLE, MD. — Tracking down a killer is a lot easier when the suspect walks in the front door of the police station and surrenders.

Queen Anne’s Sheriff Gary Hofmann reports that on Friday, November 24, 2017, Wade Delray Felton Jr. 19, of 308 Grasonville Cemetery Road, Grasonville, Md., surrendered himself to Deputies at the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office for questioning in reference to the homicide of Maiky Jerrally Ferreras.

A few days prior to the murder charges being lodged against Felton, a criminal information was filed in Queen Anne’s District Court charging him with dealing drugs. Distribution of cocaine, heroin and pot counts are alleged in the warrants which were served on him when he surrendered on the murder charges.

Nicholas Smith charged with burglary in Grasonville Sept. 15, 2015. All charges were put on Stet Docket.

Sheriff Hofmann says that on November 19, 2017, Ferreras was murdered by Felton. After an interview performed by the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit, Felton was placed under arrest and charged with First-Degree Murder, Manslaughter, Reckless Endangerment, use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Crime of Violence, Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, along with other related charges.

Felton was arrested by Detective Matthews and taken before the District Court Commissioner where he was held without bail and is lining up to have a free, taxpayer-provided attorney to represent him in court.

Sheriff Hofmann made it clear in his statement about the arrest that the investigation is not over.

Queen Anne County Md. Sheriff Gary Hofman

“I made it known to everyone, that if you commit a crime in Queen Anne’s County we are going to hunt you down, arrest you, and find out the truth. The Detectives in my agency along with allied agencies across the Shore worked around the clock- knocking on doors, reviewing evidence, interviewing potential witnesses, and in less than a week we made an arrest” said Sheriff Gary Hofmann.

 “I want to personally thank our community for the large amount of tips that were received by my office and Metro Crime Stoppers, they were extremely helpful in identifying Mr. Felton as a suspect and starting the process of bringing him to justice. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this very difficult time,” said Hofmann

State’s Attorney Lance G. Richardson. “Queen Anne’s County residents need to know they live in a safe community and those who choose to break the law here- will be prosecuted.” — says the prosecutor who
cut Felton an easy deal of all ten years suspended
in burglary spree in 2015

Queen Anne’s County States Attorney Lance Richardson

“I want to thank the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation’s Unit for their diligence in identifying and locating Felton as a suspect in this crime. My office will use all its resources to prosecute Felton based on the evidence and the law” said State’s Attorney Lance G. Richardson. “Queen Anne’s County residents need to know they live in a safe community and those who choose to break the law here- will be prosecuted.”

Felton might not have been dealing drugs and allegedly committing murder had Queen Anne’s States Attorney Richardson not cut such a sweet deal for him when he pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary on Feb. 9, 2016. In a plea deal, Felton entered a guilty plea and Richardson allowed a sentence of ten years in prison to be suspended in its entirety. Richardson dumped fourteen other criminal counts as part of the deal. Felton did have to pay a fine of $185.00.  Felton had originally been held on a bond of $1.2 million when arrested for burglarizing occupied homes with Nicholas D. Smith, of 214 Timber Lane, Grasonville, Md. Smith felt the full wrath of States Attorney Richardson and the promises of the prosecutor and the Sheriff to see that justice was done when Richardson put five criminal counts of burglary and associated charges on the Stet Docket on Feb. 2, 2016.

Sheriff Hofmann reported on Sept. 15, 2015, that Deputies were dispatched to a burglary in progress on Hess Road. On arrival, the victim was identified as Jarod Towers who reported his residential alarm had gone off and heard a door slam. The victim, who is a police officer armed himself and checked the residence finding a wet footprint on his garage floor and sidewalk. The area of Hess Road and Evans Avenue was checked without locating any suspects.

While on that call, police said that a second call came in from the 100 block of Grasonville Cemetery Road for subjects attempting to break into a storage shed. The search for the suspects was expanded with the assistance of a Maryland State Police helicopter and Queen Anne’s Sheriff K-9.

A third call was received from a citizen in his garage who confronted a male suspect who started in the door then ran away. Another caller reported two suspicious subjects hiding behind his car parked in his driveway in the 200 block of Grasonville Cemetery Road. Deputy Hogan located and detained a subject a short distance from the last calls wearing a dark gray sweatshirt with the hood up, wet shoes and carrying a flashlight.  The subject’s responses to questions were found to be false and he was transported to Sheriff’s Headquarters for questioning.  He was identified as Nicholas Derek Smith of Grasonville.

Lt. Dale Patrick, the public information officer for the sheriff’s office, said police believe the pair were targeting houses of law enforcement officers, looking for guns.

Lt. Dale Patrick, the public information officer for the sheriff’s office, said police believe the pair were targeting houses of law enforcement officers, looking for guns.

Felton is an all-around alleged hellion as he was arrested by Maryland State Trooper Meyers on Jan. 17, 2014 and charged with operating a 2013 Cadillac at 110 mph westbound on Rt. 90 at Md. Rt. 346. In Worcester County District Court, he faced a $530 fine for that one violation with more fines adding up for driving on the wrong side of the road, tailgating, reckless driving, and running red lights. He was later suspended from driving privileges.  Trooper Meyers also ticketed alleged killer and all-around traffic gangster Felton with driving off of the roadway in order to pass another vehicle.

Felton noted in a Tweet on Twitter on March 11, 2014, that he had court that day.

Wade Felton Jr. was arrested by the Queen Anne’s Sheriff SWAT team in 2015 and is escorted by Dfc. Andrew Neall.  IN  A PLEA DEAL WITH STATES ATTORNEY LANCE RICHARDSON, FELTON WAS SENTENCED TO TEN YEARS IN PRISON WITH ALL TEN YEARS SUSPENDED.

On Facebook, Felton and Ferreras were “friends”, a condition that apparently ended with the demise of Ferreras at the hands, allegedly, of Felton.  They just weren’t ‘BEST FRIENDS FOREVER’.

According to their Facebook pages, both went to Kent Island High School and lived in the same neighborhood.

The family and friends of Ferreras set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for funeral expenses.

Noemy Mimi posted this statement on Facebook on Nov. 23, 2017: “Nov 18th, my 19 y/o cousin was shot and killed in his own home. My aunt lost her only child and my family now has a void in our heart. The murderer is still out there while my family is forced to put his body to rest this Saturday. All I can hope for is justice for a life lost and a better future for those of us still fighting. Be grateful for life and be grateful to have your loved ones within arm’s reach. Anyone who wishes to donate toward his funeral expenses can do so at https://www.gofundme.com/funeral-expenses-for-maiky-ferreras.

Ferreras, of 1A Fisher Manor Road, Grasonville, Md., was ticketed by Maryland State Trooper A. Potts on June 4, 2017, for possessing a suspended license.  

Charged by Maryland Transportation Authority Police with DWI by drugs and or alcohol while driving on US 50 westbound at mile markers 35 on Oct. 29, 2016, at 11:15 pm by Officer M. Galliher, Queen Anne’s States Attorney Richardson dumped the charges on Dec. 15, 2016.

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