UPDATE: Man arrested for connection to August burglary in Mardela Springs

Robert Leon Lewis Jr., 21, Salisbury

On Thursday, a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office says they served an arrest warrant, which had been issued in a burglary case from August, on a Salisbury man.

According to the report, on August 26 at 7:30 PM, a deputy responded to a reported burglary at a home in the 8000 block of Hurley’s Neck Road, in Mardela Springs, MD. When the deputy arrived, they say they noticed that five cars on the property had been forcibly entered into, after a perpetrator busted out the windows on those cars. The report states that the deputy was also shown a detached garage with a door that had been forced open, and the house that had been entered into through a broken window.

Officials say they later found out that the suspect in this case took a welder, an air compressor, miscellaneous tools, car parts, an antique wagon wheel, antique knives, a window air conditioner, a box fan and a motorcycle during the robbery.

During a later investigation, the deputy found a witness who alleged that they saw a known subject, Bruce Jones, driving away from the burglarized property towing a trailer filled with property taken from the residence. Officials say the deputy was able to find Jones, and he was in possession of some of the items that were taken. The deputy then concluded that Jones had already either sold or scrapped the other items.

Jones was placed under arrest around 5:20PM on October 3, and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Jones in the Detention Center in lieu of $7,500.

As the investigation continued, the investigating deputy reported that they identified Robert Lewis, 21, of Salisbury, as being involved with Jones. Lewis was alleged to have been on scene, and to have participated in this crime.

Upon arrest, Lewis was transported to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance where he was charged with burglary second degree, motor vehicle theft, and theft, the Commissioner detained Lewis in the Detention Center in lieu of $10,000 bond. That bond was raised to $49,000 at bond review on Friday, November 4.

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