EX-CON WITH GUNS: Wicomico deputies collared Andrew Thomas with illegal firearms
SALISBURY, MD – Being an ex-con who is prohibited by Maryland law from possession of firearms evidently has not slowed this cat down. Andrew Thomas, 60 (DOB 10/01/1959) of 855 L. Maplewood Lane, Salisbury, Md.,
Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis reports that the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Community Action Team and the Criminal Investigation Division conducted a drug and firearm investigation at a local hotel.
The investigation led to a secondary location in the 900 block of East Road in reference to attempting to locate firearms.
Lewis reports that the CID/ CAT conducted a search of the residence and located:
Thomas was determined to be a two time convicted felon and cannot possess firearms and ammunition.Wicomico Sheriff
- a Jimenez Arms .380 caliber handgun,
- an AR .556 caliber pistol,
- along with (3) loaded (30) round magazines.
- (283) 5.56 rounds,
- (3) 9mm rounds,
- (149) 380 caliber rounds,
- and (50) .45 caliber rounds,
- and a digital scale.
The AR pistol had a brass catcher to catch the spent shell cases when they eject from the gun. It was determined that the firearms belonged to Andrew Thomas. Thomas was determined to be a two time convicted felon and cannot possess firearms and ammunition. CAT applied for charges at the District Court Commissioner and received an arrest warrant for Thomas.
On August 26, 2019, the arrest warrant was served on Thomas by Deputy T. Bennett and he is currently being held at the Wicomico County Jail without bond.
Charges: Regulated Firearm Illegal Possession (2 counts), Firearm Possession with Felony conviction (2 counts) and Illegal Possession of Ammunition.
Thomas has a free attorney provided by Maryland taxpayers to be his mouthpiece in court on Sept. 26, 2019.