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Friday, October 07, 2016

THOMAS FRANK LURIE, JR. CONVICTED OF FIRST DEGREE BURGLARY, ARMED ROBBERY AND FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT


On October 5th, 2016, Thomas Frank Lurie, Jr., age 46, was convicted by a Wicomico County Jury of First Degree Burglary, Armed Robbery, Robbery and First Degree Assault.  On August 3rd, 2009, at approximately 1:20 in the morning, Deputies and Detectives from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence located on Snow Hill Road in Salisbury, Maryland for a home invasion in progress.  Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the victims, a couple in their mid-eighties, along with their three great grandchildren.  The victims advised the deputies that two men, wearing hooded sweatshirts and sunglasses, had broken into their home and demanded money.  The eldest victim, who was 86 years old at the time and his 14 year old great grandson, in an attempt to protect their family, fought with the perpetrators.  In the course of the altercation, the 86 year old victim was struck in the head, suffering a fractured skull.  At that time, there were no identifiable suspects; however, in November of 2015, Thomas Frank Lurie, Jr. was identified as a suspect through the course of the continuing investigation.  Lurie’s DNA was found to be a match to DNA recovered from pieces of evidence found at the crime scene. 
 
Sentencing has been postponed in this matter.  The defendant, Thomas Frank Lurie, Jr. is being held at the Wicomico County Detention Center pending sentencing.  Lurie is facing a maximum of 55 years in prison.
 
Wicomico County State’s Attorney, Ella M. Disharoon, commended the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, and specifically, Detective Robert Wilson, for their ongoing work in the investigation and prosecution of this case.  Mrs. Disharoon prosecuted the case.
 
For more information or for an interview please call the Office of the State’s Attorney at (410) 548-4880.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Way to go! Nobody can hide from Det. Wilson!

Anonymous said...

what's he grinning about in the mugshot?

Anonymous said...

Good riddance dirtbag

Anonymous said...

How sad to make it into your 80's only to become the target and victim of some POS.

How terrifying for this poor man at his age, to be put in the position to have to defend his beloved grandchildren and wife.

How absolutely terrifying.

One can only hope that our legal system actually does their job and not plea deal this guy to a short sentence and freedom.

Why isn't the second man mentioned? Who is he and where is he?

Anonymous said...

Great Job Wicomico Sheriff's Deputies no find my phone!

Anonymous said...

@1:45, it may be his driver's license photo. They are used sometimes in press releases.

Anonymous said...

Dave T: Great job to our sheriffs. I hope they throw the book at him for this heinous crime.

Tidewaterbound said...

He still looks like a weasel

Anonymous said...

Lurie is scum. Went after an 86 yr old man. He would be on a slab if he had tried my farm. I'll dial 911 for them to come get the corpse.

Anonymous said...

Aunt J! Absolutely right he does! Lmao