Frederick County Sheriff’s Deputy Who Shot Protective Order Violation Suspect Identified

Jacob Wilford

The suspect is charged with 2nd-degree assault.

Frederick, Md. (NS) – The Frederick County Sheriff’s Deputy who was involved in a shooting on March 25th has been identified.

Deputy 1st Class Brian Mothershead, a six year veteran, shot Jacob Wilford in the arm after Wilford threw a projectile at deputies while hiding behind a shed.

At 11:15 p.m. on Friday evening, Deputies responded for a domestic violence protective order in the 300 block of East Mountain Road in Knoxville.

Jacob Wilford, 22, of Knoxville was not allowed to be on that property and the occupants called police to have him removed.

The deputies who arrived found Wilford hiding behind a shed.

He was ordered to come out but refused and then assaulted the deputies by hurling a projectile at them.

Mothershead fired one shot and Wilford was hit in the arm.

Police rendered first aid and he was taken to Shock Trauma in stable condition.

Wilford has been charged with violation of a protective order and 2nd-degree assault.