According to a report on, a New Church man was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole in the December 2016 murder of a Pocomoke City man. According to the Office of the State’s Attorney for Worcester County, 36-year-old Anthony Tunnel of New Church was sentenced in the murder of James Allen II of Pocomoke City on December 1, 2016.

Allen was shot in the back prior to his collapse on Market St. in Pocomoke City.

According to the report, the deputy State’s Attorney for Worcester County, Bill McDermott asked for the maximum penalty allowed by Maryland law.