Kent grand jury hands up indictments

DOVER — A Kent County grand jury returned several indictments this week including, among others:

• Marshay L. Johnson and Kevin L. Woods were charged by Milford Police following an alleged incident on Sept. 13, 2018 that led to drug and weapon charges.

Kevin L. Wood

Mr. Woods, a 32-year-old Bridgeville resident, was driving a vehicle when its registration was found to be expired. Investigation followed, authorities said, and a loaded revolver and drugs were located.

Mr. Woods and Marshay L. Johnson, 24, of Dover were both charged with four counts of illegal possession of a controlled substance and single charges of drug dealing an possession of drug paraphernalia.

Additionally, Mr. Woods was charged with multiple counts of possession of firearm ammunition by person prohibited and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony. He was also cited for alleged traffic violations.

Deputy Attorney General Gregory Babowal represented the state.

• Dail Morris was indicted on arson charges regarding fires set at Clearfield Apartments on Haman Drive in Dover last August and October.

Two counts of first-degree arson were brought, along with a second-degree arson charge and seven counts of reckless burning or exploding. Mr. Morris was 62 when arrested, following a months long investigation by Dover Police, Dover Fire Marshal and Dover Fire Department.

Dover Police reported fires were detected in a laundry and trashcan and on a vehicle.

DAG Dennis Kelleher represented the state.

• Nathan H. Ward is facing drug and firearm charges related to a probation check at a Dover residence on Nov. 28 of last year.

Ward, 53 years old at the time, was arrested in the 200 block of N. Kirkwood Street following a curfew check by Dover Police and Delaware Probation and Parole.

Marijuana was allegedly located in plain sight, police said, and an administrative search ensued.

Indicted charges include possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by person prohibited, possession of firearm ammunition by person prohibited, three counts of drug dealing, five counts of illegal possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

DAG Babowal represented the state.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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