Man charged in North East-area armed rob­bery

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL - By CARL HAMIL­TON

ca­hamil­ton@ ce­cil­whig. com

— A man re­mained jailed Tues­day af­ter he al­legedly robbed an ac­quain­tance at gun­point in­side his North East- area home — while the vic­tim’s two chil­dren were in­side the house, ac­cord­ing to Ce­cil County District

NORTH EAST

Court records.

The sus­pect, Lawrence Dean Lucas, 48, of the 600 block of Lom­bard Road near Ris­ing Sun, is charged with armed rob­bery, first- de­gree as­sault, reck­less en­dan­ger­ment, use of a firearm in the com­mis­sion of a felony or crime of vi­o­lence and four other of­fenses, court re- cords show.

Lucas, whom Mary­land State Po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tors cap­tured last week, re­mained in the Ce­cil County De­ten­tion Cen­ter in lieu of $ 150,000 bond on Tues­day.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred about 1: 30 p. m. on Aug. 14 at the vic­tim’s res­i­dence in the 300 block of Mechan- ics Val­ley Road, where Lucas had gone af­ter mak­ing a phone call to say he would be vis­it­ing, po­lice re­ported.

“( The vic­tim) in­di­cated Lawrence Dean Lucas ar­rived at his home and was let in by ( the vic­tim’s) 9- year- old daugh­ter,” ac­cord­ing to a state­ment of prob­a­ble cause filed by MSP Sr. Trooper Nathan Wilson, lead in­ves­ti­ga­tor.

Court records in­di­cate that the vic­tim’s 8- yearold son also was in­side the res­i­dence at the time of the armed rob­bery.

Lucas walked up­stairs and went into the vic­tim’s bed­room, where Lucas al­legedly grabbed him and wrapped his arm around his neck, po­lice re­ported.

“( The vic­tim) de­scribed some­thing pressed against his lower neck from the rear. ( The vic­tim) thought Lucas was mess­ing around and so he pulled from Lucas and turned toward him and ob­served Lucas to be hold­ing a silver semi­auto- matic hand­gun,” court records al­lege.

Lucas de­manded “any and all money,” prompt­ing the vic­tim to handed over $ 527, po­lice re­ported.

The sus­pect then left the house and drove away in bur­gundy Jeep Wran­gler, po­lice said. Lucas drove south on Me­chan­ics Val­ley Road toward the town of North East, po­lice added.

MSP in­ves­ti­ga­tors were able to track down Lucas a few days later and ar­rest him, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

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