Man arrested for allegedly committing armed robberies
Office investigators seized the bad check. Investigators traced the check to the Provident State Bank in Federalsburg when a man, similar to the description from the Shore Stop robbery, entered the bank on Oct. 24 to try and cash a check. Police said the bank would not cash the check because it was in someone else’s name, and the person left the bank.
According to charging documents, Caroline investigators were able to identify Thomas and his dark Honda Accord.
At about 5:50 p.m. on Oct 27, Dorchester County sheriff’s deputies responded to 5000 block of Mt. Zion Road near Hurlock for a reported armed robbery. Police said a man, later identified as Thomas, pulled out a handgun and demanded money from a person parked in a driveway.
The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office notified the Caroline sheriff’s office about the incident, and the man’s description matched from the Shore Stop armed robber y.
Two hours later on Oct. 27, Dorchester deputies responded to a home invasion in the 7000 block of Williamsburg Church Road near Hurlock. Police said the man entered a home without consent and demanded money while pointing a handgun.
According to charging documents, the man described in the Williamsburg Church Road incident matched the description from the earlier Dorchester and Shore Stop armed robberies. Police said the gun used in the incidents matched the description of a black revolver.
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JAMES QUINTON THOMAS