Salisbury man convicted on burglary and firearm related charges

SALISBURY, Md. – A Salisbury man was convicted on numerous charges on Wednesday, following a three day trial on a 2017 burglary case.

Officials say that 59-year-old Richard Thurston was convicted by a Wicomico County jury on first, third, and fourth degree burglary, illegal possession of a regulated firearm, possession of a rifle/shotgun by a disqualified person, two counts of possession of a stolen regulated firearm, and one count of illegal possession of ammunition charges.

On July 29th, 2017, Thurston reportedly broke into a home in Pittsville and stole a safe, several firearms, and ammunition. Thurston was prohibited from possessing any firearms or ammunition as a result of a prior felony conviction out of Harford County in 1997.

Thurston’s sentencing is pending a requested pre-sentence investigation.

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