Three indicted for Kent robberies, home invasion

DOVER — Three men were indicted last week regarding a series of alleged armed robberies and a home invasion in Kent County in 2015.

Kameron Scott, of Camden-Wyoming, Anthony Stafford-Jordan, of Wilmington, and Devin A. Thomas, of Newark, were named in a 35-count indictment returned by a Kent County grand jury.

Anthony Stafford-Jordan, from left, Devin A. Thomas, and Kameron Scott were all indicted last week after investigation into a string of alleged robberies in Kent County.

Anthony Stafford-Jordan, from left, Devin A. Thomas, and Kameron Scott were all indicted last week after investigation into a string of alleged robberies in Kent County.

At the time of their arrests, the Delaware State Police said the trio was also wanted by the Dover, Milford and Camden police departments after investigation into alleged robberies in their jurisdictions.

The indictment included counts of first-degree robbery, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, second-degree conspiracy and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

In a separate indictment, the men were charged in connection with a Feb. 13 home invasion. Mr. Stafford-Jordan and Mr. Thomas are also facing aggravated menacing, first-degree robbery, malicious interference with emergency communications and other charges.

Dover Police referenced robberies at The Grocery Basket, Wawa, Hollywood Diner and 7-Eleven in a news release and state police cited an incident at the Waffle House in Camden on Dec. 31, 2015.

The trio was arrested at Delaware State University involving another matter on Feb. 17, authorities said. They were not students at the school.

In another indictment, Mr. Thomas was charged with possession of a weapon with removed, obliterated or altered serial number, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, aggravated menacing, criminal impersonation and possession of weapon in a safe school zone.

James F. Sparks

James F. Sparks

• James F. Sparks, of Clayton, was indicted for second-degree arson, second-degree reckless endangering (three counts) and operating or attempting to operate a clandestine laboratory connected to a March 29 arrest involving alleged methamphetamine manufacturing.

Mr. Sparks, 36, was arrested after a garage fire began when combustible materials blew up in a bottle, the Delaware State Police said. Three residents of the property in the 2000 block of Downs Chapel Road in Clayton were evacuated as firefighters arrived to the immediately hazardous conditions, authorities said.

• Gregory E. Ligon was re-indicted in connection with a vehicular crash that injured several people during a homecoming gathering at Delaware State University on Oct. 24.

Mr. Ligon was charged with first-degree vehicular assault while under the influence of alcohol, six counts of second-degree vehicular assault and DUI.

• An adult and two juveniles were indicted on drug and firearm charges after a Dover Police Department traffic stop on Jan. 21 allegedly located a loaded 9mm handgun, a .22 caliber, revolver and .22 caliber ammunition, along with 17 oxycodone pills.

Gabrialla M. Rivera

Gabrialla M. Rivera

Gabriella M. Rivera, 24 at the time of arrest, Jamal Jones, 16, and Brice Hall, 15, were all named in the 21-count indictment.

The juveniles were both charged with illegal gang participation and listed as persons prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition due to previous offenses, the indictment charged.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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