He was convicted of three counts of 2nd-degree assault.
Frederick, Md (KM) It’s off to prison for a Thurmont man convicted in a domestic violence incident. In Frederick County Circuit on Tuesday, Judge Ed Dwyer handed Eddie Wayne Moore, Jr., 42, a combined sentence of 24 years on three counts of 2nd-degree assault. He was convicted on those charges by a jury in September.
“This afternoon, Judge Dwyer agreed with the State’s sentencing recommendation and handed down a sentence that reflects the severity of repeated domestic abuse, ” says State’s Attorney Charlie Smith, in a statement. “My office will continue to hold abusers accountable for their actions and combat the community issue of domestic violence.”
According the State’s Attorney’s Office, on February 23rd at 9:26 AM, Thurmont Police Officer Nicole Fair responded to an apartment in the 100 block of Boundary Avenue for a report of a domestic assault in progress. When she arrived, Officer Fair learned that Moore had fled the area. She located the victim, who was Moore’s wife, in a nearby apartment. “The officer observed multiple injuries on the victim, including swollen eyes, a cut in the back of the head, multiple bloody areas including around her mouth, nose and face as well as scratches to her chest,” says Will Cockey, Communications Specialist with the State’s Attorney’s Office.
The victim told police that her husband, Eddie Moore, returned home the following evening, February 22nd, 2019, and became irate when he learned she had wrecked their vehicle while he was incarcerated, according to a news release from the State’s Attorney’s Office.
During the time of the abuse, the victim’s co-worker knocked on the door to drop off some food and medicine. She was told if she answered the door, he would kill her. The victim told the co-worker everything was fine, and the co-worker left.
“The following morning, the situation escalated further when Moore struck the victim multiple times, strangled her with a crutch,”: Cockey says. “The victim was successfully able to flee the residence and find help in neighbor’s apartment. The victim was transported to Frederick Memorial Hospital by first responders.”
Cockey says the State is satisfied with Moore’s sentence. “His wife, Mrs. Moore, was severely injured in this incident. And it shows that domestic abusers will be held accountable for their actions,” he says.
The State’s Attorney’s Office says anyone experiencing domestic violence needs to report it to local law enforcement, and seek help from Heartly House by calling 301-600-8800. Heartly House provides help for victims of domestic violence 24-hours a day, seven-days a week along with help for survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault and child abuse.
By Kevin McManus