Kent County grand jury hands up indictments

DOVER —- A Dover man was indicted in Kent County Superior Court Monday on a first-degree attempted murder charge allegedly connected to an early spring shooting at a residence.

David I. Brown, 21 when arrested after the incident on April 16, allegedly entered a house on Mannering Drive in Dover without permission and assaulted a 19-year-old female before engaging in a physical altercation, authorities said at the time.

A 22-year-old man sustained a non-life threatening wound to the lower torso and was transported to a local hospital by EMS.

According to police, Mr. Brown left the scene before officers arrived. He was taken into custody at his home by Delaware State Police troopers and Delaware Probation and Parole officers.

Indicted charges included two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, home invasion, possession of a firearm by person prohibited, possession of firearm ammunition by person prohibited, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, offensive touching and criminal mischief.

Other indictments returned by a grand jury this month included, among others:

• Dover resident Marcus Bolden is facing 17 counts related to a June 12 arrest during a traffic violation stop in Dover.

Mr. Bolden, 31 at the time according to Dover Police, was wanted on a capias and taken into custody without incident.

Marcus Bolden

He was allegedly found with 3.7 grams of crack cocaine, 6 grams of cocaine, 70 oxycodone tablets, 47 grams of marijuana, and $477 in suspected drug proceeds.

Authorities found that Mr. Bolden was staying at the Relax Inn at 640 S. DuPont Highway in Dover and drugs and ammunition were found there during a search warrant execution, police said.

Charges include eight counts of drug dealing, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while suspended/revoked, aggravated possession and possession of firearm or ammunition by person prohibited.

• Dante Durham was indicted for a search warrant arrest in Dover that allegedly led to the discovery of 10 rounds of 9mm ammunition, 1.4 grams of crack cocaine, digital scales and $516 in suspected drug proceeds on July 11.

Mr. Durham was taken into custody without incident at 8:15 a.m. at a residence in the 100 block of Cherry Street following a drug investigation, Dover Police said.

Indicted counts included possession of ammunition by person prohibited, drug dealing and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• James D. Green-Surman, of Dover, was charged with a combined 39 counts in two indictments regarding a slew of alleged commercial burglaries in Kent and Sussex counties.

Delaware State Police said Mr. Surman was 28 when taken into custody on May 23 in the midst of an alleged forced entry with a brick into Pete’s Steak House in Rehoboth Beach.

Charges included third-degree burglary, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, criminal mischief, second-degree conspiracy, theft, possession of burglar tools, and third-degree attempted robbery.

• Russell O. Ewell Jr. was indicted on 12 counts for allegedly chasing five children with a pellet gun on May 29 in Dover.

Authorities said the alleged incident took place at 9 p.m. in the 900 block of Whatcoat Drive and involved kids ages 6 to 14.

Mr. Ewell was 36 when arrested after review of surveillance footage, Dover Police said.

Police said Mr. Ewell was contacted at a home in the 900 block of Whatcoat Drive, where a black Smith and Wesson pellet gun was located.

The gun did not have any markings indicating it was not a real handgun, police said at the time.

Mr. Ewell was taken into custody without incident. Indicted counts of aggravated menacing and terroristic threatening resulted.

• Two Wilmington men were indicted for their alleged roles in a series of burglaries at car dealerships and garages in Kent and New Castle counties in June, according to Delaware State Police.

Jalen N. Jackson and Daquane Woodruff were both 20 when arrested on counts of motor vehicle theft, third-degree burglary, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, possession of burglar tools, second-degree conspiracy, theft and criminal mischief.

Seven suspects were arrested after police investigation and another sought. All the stolen vehicles were recovered, police said.


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