Delmar man sentenced for burglary and assault

SALISBURY, Md. – A Delmar man who was found guilty of burglary and assault charges learned his fate in court last week.

Back in December, 24-year-old Eric Frayne was found guilty of first degree burglary, two counts of first degree assault, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony or crime of violence, illegal possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, theft, and other related offenses.

The charges stem from an incident in April of 2019, during which Frayne burglarized a Delmar residence while the owner was home. Frayne used a handgun that he had stolen from the residence and a glass mug to assault the elderly female homeowner, causing her to suffer a concussion and lacerations.

Frayne is prohibited from possessing firearms due to prior convictions for possession with intent to distribute controlled dangerous substances. At this time of this incident, Frayne was on probation for two 2017 convictions for theft and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

He was sentenced to 50 years behind bars. On his violation of probation, the judge sentenced Frayne to a total of 7 years, 11 months, and 28 days, to run consecutive to the 50 year sentence in the 2019 case.

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