Salisbury man sentenced on burglary, firearm possession charges
SALISBURY, Md. – A Salisbury man has been sentenced to 29 years behind bars on several charges after he broke into a home and stole firearms and other related items back in 2017.
59-year-old Richard Thurston broke into a Pittsville home back on July 29th, 2017 and stole a safe, several firearms, and ammunition. Police say Thurston was prohibited from possessing any firearms or ammunition due to a previous conviction of first degree burglary out of Harford County, Maryland in 1997.
Thurston was convicted of 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 back on January 23rd of this year.