Kent County grand jury hands up indictments

DOVER — A Kent County grand jury returned indictments in Superior Court on Monday including, among others:

• Jamir K. Brown, Darnell A. Bryant Jr., David G. Hicks, Rahiem D. Jackson, Antoine McDonald and Alex Williams were all named in a 21-count indictment alleging first-degree robberies within just under 12 hours of each other on Jan. 1 and Jan. 2, 2017 in Dover.

Charges included wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, second-degree conspiracy, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, resisting arrest, driving while suspended/revoked, malicious mischief, operation of an unregistered motor vehicle, tampering with physical evidence, first-degree attempted robbery and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

Mr. Brown and Mr. Jackson were charged with the firearms-related offenses. Mr. Jackson was indicted for traffic violations and resisting arrest. Ms. Williams was charged with resisting arrest.

Alleged robberies were reported at the Country Village Apartments in the 400 block of Country Drive (3:13 a.m.) and 300 block of Martin Street (3:10 p.m.). No serious injuries were reported.

• Dover residents Joseph E. Carter, 18 at the time, and Isaiah I. Harber, 19, were both charged with first-degree carjacking after an alleged incident on Jan. 5, 2016. Other charges included wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony and second-degree conspiracy.

According to police when announcing arrests, a vehicle parked and running in Simon Circle was allegedly taken from a 54-year-old man. The vehicle was later involved in a crash in Chester, Pennsylvania and suspects were taken into custody there without incident and extradited.

• Dover residents Ginna M. Grocki, 32, and Charles W. Pernot III, 42, are facing drug dealing and aggravated possession of heroin charges following a traffic stop south of Smyrna on March 2, 2017. Both were also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and second-degree conspiracy.

Ms. Grocki was also charged with tampering with physical evidence and hindering prosecution after she allegedly was found with bags of heroin in her pants, bra and purse, according to the Delaware State Police.

Authorities claimed Ms. Grocki and Mr. Pernot had allegedly been involved in a recent drug transaction when stopped

• Investigation into an alleged robbery at the Grocery Basket corner store in Dover on Jan. 22 brought charges against Phillip H. Plummer, 34. He was indicted on counts of first-degree robbery, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony and criminal mischief for damage to a cash register.

Dover Police said a suspect wearing a partial ski mask and red hat entered the store at 301 N. Bradford Street and demanded money, allegedly threatening to use a gun if needed.

Authorities said Mr. Plummer was located near the Grocery Basket and taken into custody without incident.

• Jamal Dunson, 27, and Jonair Pollard, 21, both of Dover, were charged after an alleged incident on Dec. 14, 2016 that involved a search warrant execution connected to a drug dealing investigation in the 400 block of New Castle Avenue, police said.

Mr. Pollard was charged with possession of firearm or ammunition by person prohibited, possession of a weapon with a removed, obliterated, or altered serial number, and two counts of possession of a deadly weapon by person prohibited.

Mr. Dunson was charged with possession of firearm or ammunition by person prohibited (two counts), possession of firearm by person prohibited, drug dealing and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Tiki J. Smack, 19, of Bridgeville, was indicted for alleged first-degree assault during an altercation at a party in Felton on June 14, 2016. Delaware State Police said the incident involved a teenage female at a residence in the unit block of Weatherstone Lane.

Mr. Smack was also charged with two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, first-degree reckless endangering, and possession of firearm or ammunition by person prohibited.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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