Suspects in Camden-Wyoming home invasion arrested

Kim Forsythe

Isiah Forsythe

CAMDEN-WYOMING — The arrests of four suspects — including a mother and her two children — followed a few hours after an alleged home invasion in the 1600 block of Mahan Corner Road Thursday afternoon, Delaware State Police said.

While the suspects did not locate the person they intended to confront, according to authorities, an Xbox, Playstation 4, surveillance hard drive and a

Dorian Pierce

Desmond Abernathy

diamond earring were allegedly stolen during the incident at approximately 1:45 p.m.

A 45-year-old man told police he was in a back bedroom of his home when he heard loud noises and went to check on their source. He emerged to find a baseball bat-wielding suspect looking for the homeowner’s nephew, who was not present. Police said it was unknown what sparked the possible confrontation.

Two other suspects were at the home, police said, including a mask-wearing one with a baseball bat. The homeowner fled from the residence unharmed.

A fourth suspect — who police later identified as Kim Forsythe, 49, of Magnolia — was seen sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle parked outside the residence, police said.

The homeowner returned inside after the suspects left and found extensive damage to his front door and inside, police said.

Police obtained a search warrant for a home in the unit block of Flagstick Lane in Magnolia and arrested Ms. Forsythe, Dorian Pierce, 25, of Magnolia, Desmond Abernathy, 26, of Magnolia, and Isiah Forsythe, 17, of Dover at approximately 7 p.m. Mr. Pierce lived at the home, police said.

Ms. Forsythe is the mother of Mr. Forsythe and Ms. Pierce, police said.

Charges against all the suspects include home invasion, first-degree robbery, theft, criminal mischief, second-degree conspiracy and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony. Mr. Abernathy was charged with resisting arrest along with Mr. Forsythe and wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony.

Ms. Forsythe was committed to the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in New Castle on $61,750 secured bond. Ms. Pierce was committed to Baylor on $62,000 secured bond. Mr. Abernathy was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown on $65,000 secured bond, and Mr. Forsythe was committed to Stevenson House in Milford on $62,500 secured bond.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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