Dover man cleared in fatal shooting gets probation in separate case

Jakeel Young

Jakeel Young

DOVER — A Dover man who had charges dropped against him in a fatal 2014 shooting pleaded guilty Thursday to a firearm-related charge in a separate case and received probation, the Delaware Department of Justice said.

Jakeel Young pled to carrying a concealed deadly weapon and was sentenced to two years Level V incarceration, suspended for a year of Level III probation, according to the DOJ.

The DOJ said Young was riding in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation on April 23, 2015, and a vehicle search by police located a 9mm handgun between the driver’s seat and the center console.

Young was held at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna.

First-degree assault and possession of the firearm during the commission of a felony charges against Young were dropped on Dec. 1, 2014; he was arrested after a 25-year-old man was shot to death in the Simon Circle development on Aug. 24, 2014 and a 24-year-old woman was wounded, police said at the time.

Deputy Attorney General Lindsay Taylor represented the state in the plea.

The DOC detailed Level III probation on its Web site as “Intensive supervision (that) entails at least the equivalent of one hour of supervision per day and no more than 56 hours of supervision per week.

“The minimum of one hour of supervision per day is achieved through direct offender contact, collateral contact, verification of each offender’s activities (e.g., residence, employment, training and school), and performance with court-ordered treatment and Community Service.

“The emphasis is on supervision through increased community contacts.”

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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