Man Arrested for Home Invasion of 73-year Old Dudley Woman

 by TWIW StaffMay 28, 2021

DUDLEY - Police in Dudley received a report of a 73-year-old woman receiving treatment at Harrington Hospital in Webster for serious injuries to her face and body consistent with an assault. The woman drove herself to the hospital for treatment after midnight on Friday, May 28.

According to Dudley Police, an investigation led to Thomas Smith Jr., 56, of Dudley, as a suspect in the assault.

Police say that Smith entered the victim’s Brandon Rd. home, committed the assault and threatened her with a firearm before leaving.

Police said that Smith and the victim knew each other prior to the incident. The motive for the attack remains under investigation.

A judge issued an arrest warrant for Smith and a search warrant for his home. Police took Smith into custody around 9 AM on Friday morning during a traffic stop on Brandon Rd.

A search of Smith’s home revealed several firearms Smith legally possessed, which were seized in the investigation.

Smith faces charges of:

  • Assault and battery on a person over 60 with serious injury
  • Home Invasion
  • Threatening to commit a crime
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon on a person over 60
  • Intimidation of a Witness
  • Larceny from a Building


Image Courtesy of Dudley Police Department

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