UPDATE: Wicomcio Co. man sentenced for role in 2017 armed robbery
A Wicomico County man will spend over the next decade in prison after authorities say he was found with his accomplices and the food that was ordered in a 2017 armed robbery.
The Office of the State's Attorney for Wicomico County says on Thursday, 38-year-old Jerry Allen, of Salisbury, was sentenced to 16 years in the Maryland Division of Corrections after he was convicted of robbery with a dangerous weapon and related offenses on January 16.
On May 29, 2017, Allen and two juveniles placed a pizza order to be delivered to a vacant residence in the 1000 block of John Street, in Salisbury. One of the teens then apparently attacked the pizza delivery driver with a wooden rod while Allen demanded that the victim "give them the money." Authorities say the driver gave up the money and Allen then made several references about having a gun. The victim then tackled Allen and was able to escape and call law enforcement.
According to authorities, the victim identified Allen to the Salisbury Police Department, and police found the two juveniles and several pizzas and boxes matching the original order 2017 when they located Allen.
Officials also say DNA testing confirmed the presence of the victim's blood on Allen's hand.