Latest Kent Court Superior Court indictments issued

Zepplin Taylor-McGinness

DOVER — An airman at Dover Air Force Base was indicted on 14 charges Monday in connection to an alleged sexual relationship last year with a runaway 14-year-old girl, according to Kent County Superior Court documents.

Zepplin Taylor McGinness was charged with nine counts of fourth-degree rape and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child for alleged offenses occuring at his Greenway Square apartment between Aug. 24 and Nov. 14, 2017.

He was 21 years old when arrested without incident by Dover Police on Feb. 5.

Authorities said they were contacted by a runaway girl’s guardian on Nov. 14, 2017, and learned his daughter was allegedly staying in Dover Country Club Apartments with an unknown person.

The Air Force Office of Special Investigations took part in a joint investigation with Dover Police.

In addition to Mr. McGinness, the following individuals were charged in separate incidents:

• Five persons were indicted for allegedly conspiring to manufacture methamphetamine in a Felton area abandoned residence in January.

Joshua B. Wilson, 33, Marlena Korona, 39, Brandi R. Luciano, 32, Mary E. Pritchard, 39, and David C. Sharp, 37, were all taken into custody at a residence in the 9000 block of Canterbury Road on Jan. 22. Mr. Wilson and Mr. Sharp were charged with resisting arrest after allegedly attempting to flee from Delaware State Police troopers, according to the indictment.

Ms. Korona and Mr. Sharp are Felton residents, Mr. Wilson lives in Harrington, Ms. Pritchard is from Dover, and Ms. Luciano lives in Hartly.

Charges included maintaining a clandestine laboratory, drug dealing, second-degree conspiracy, illegal possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree burglary, criminal mischief more than $5,000 and theft. Mr. Sharp was also charged with criminal impersonation.

According to police at the time, troopers were attempting to locate Mr. Sharp on active warrants and believed he could possibly be squatting in the abandoned home. He was found hiding in a bedroom closet, police said.

Mr. Wilson was taken into custody after he allegedly tried to leave through a second-story window, police said. Ms. Korona was leaving the driveway at the time, authorities said, while Ms. Pritchard and Ms. Luciano were exiting through the front door when detained.

• Three men were indicted on first-degree robbery, attempted robbery and home invasion offenses for alleged incidents in Dover on late on the night of Jan. 23 and early in the morning of Jan. 24.

Kaliph Miller, 18, Samuel J. Horton, 18, and Douglas L. Moon, 20, were all charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, theft, and second-degree conspiracy, among other alleged offenses. Mr. Miller was charged with person prohibited for alleged firearm and ammunition possession and resisting arrest from Dover Police by attempting to flee.

Mr. Horton and Mr. Miller were indicted for endangering the welfare of a child and wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony during an alleged home invasion on Jan. 24. Other indicted counts included aggravated menacing and sexual harassment.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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