Suspect Arrested After Assault with Rifle in Salisbury

The Salisbury Police Department has arrested 40-year-old Alexander Gonzalez of Salisbury following a rifle assault that took place on Monday evening.

Officials say a 36-year-old woman was assaulted at the suspect’s residence located in the 300 block of Poplar Hill Avenue. She was allegedly struck in the head three times with an assault rifle. The suspect allegedly placed his hands around the victim’s neck and strangled her. She was able to get away and flee the residence on foot.

Salisbury Police established a permitter around the home and obtained a search and seizure warrant. They recovered two semi-automatic rifles.

Gonzalez was arrested and charged with First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, False Imprisonment and Wearing and Carrying a Dangerous Weapon. He is being held at the Wicomico County Detention Center.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers of the Lower Eastern Shore at (410) 548-1776 or the Salisbury Police Department at (410) 548-3165.