Dorchester Co. shooting victim charged in connection to multiple area robberies
Police say a shooting victim is facing multiple charges in connection to several robberies, in Dorchester County.
The Dorchester County Sheriff's Office reports that on October 28, 34-year-old James Thomas, of Hurlock, was found shot three times in the early morning, in Bobtown.
According to the Easton Police Department, on October 21, just before 7:00 AM, officers responded to the area of Dover Street and Higgins Street, for a reported robbery. Easton PD says a 67-year-old woman reported that a man approached and engaged her in conversation, while walking east on Dover Street towards Higgins Street. According to the report, the man then grabbed cigarettes and a plastic container containing approximately $7.00 in change from the victims' hands, and fled on foot. The suspect reportedly left a short time after the incident in a vehicle. After further investigation, police identified the suspect as Thomas.
Deputies with the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office say on Friday, Thomas was taken into custody in connection with multiple armed robberies and related crimes in Talbot, Caroline, and Dorchester Counties. He was apparently served several warrants from multiple agencies.
The 34-year-old Hurlock man is charged with five counts of first degree assault, five counts of second degree assault, three counts of reckless endangerment, three counts of attempted armed robbery, home invasion, two counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony, two counts of wearing and carrying a firearm, four counts of theft under $100, trespassing, five counts of issuing false documents, four counts of forgery of private documents and numerous other charges.
Thomas is currently being held without bond. Authorities report that the October 28 shooting, in Bobtown, remains under investigation.