Man charged with attempted murder is apprehended during traffic stop

MILLINGTON — The suspected gunman in an August shooting in Rock Hall was apprehended during a traffic stop near here Sept. 26.

Troy Lamotte Rush, 46, of Rock Hall was taken into custody without incident, according to Kent County Sheriff Dennis Hickman.

Maryland State Police conducted the traffic stop on state Route 291 (Morgnec Road) at state Route 290 (Crumpton Road).

Rush was the passenger in a vehicle driven by his girlfriend, according to police.

Rush was issued district court arrest warrants charging him with attempted second-degree murder; first- and second-degree assault; reckless endangerment; and multiple handgun violations, including use of a firearm in the commission of a felony or violent crime.

He is being held in the Kent County Detention Center without bail.

A preliminary hearing has been set for Oct. 25 in the District Court for Kent County. At that time a judge will determine if there is probable cause to believe that Rush committed the offenses.

Rush is accused of shooting a man in the parking lot of the Brittany Bay Apartments on Aug. 11.

The victim, identified as a 50-year-old former Kent County resident, was airlifted to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment of a single gunshot wound in the chest, according to police.

The injury was not life-threatening.

Kiara Nicole Wilson, 33, of Worton has been charged with being an accessory after the fact and harboring a felon/fugitive.

Sgt. Sean Maloney, commander of the sheriff’s office Criminal Investigation Division, identified Wilson as Rush’s girlfriend.

A warrant for Wilson’s arrest on these charges was issued Sept. 27;  the warrant was served Oct. 4.

Wilson initially was held in the Kent County Detention Center without bail.

She has a preliminary hearing set for Nov. 1 in district court.

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