Two men indicted on first-degree murder counts

DOVER — On Oct. 1, two men were each indicted on a first-degree murder count in connection with the shooting death of a 20-year-old Smyrna man last spring.

Milford resident Eugene Riley, 18 years old when arrested after an incident on May 13, and Lincoln resident Ahmir Bailey, 19 at the time, were taken into custody shortly after the death of Jameir Vann-Robinson from wounds suffered in the unit block of Mitscher Road in Dover, police said.

Amir Bailey

Dover Police said the defendants allegedly shoplifted boxes of ammunition from a Dick’s Sporting Goods prior to the shooting, and obtained a handgun during a burglary on May 10.

Other indicted counts included first-degree attempted murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, first-degree conspiracy, shoplifting, third-degree conspiracy, second-degree burglary, theft of a firearm and theft.

Mr. Riley was also charged with possession of a firearm by person prohibited and possession of firearm ammunition by person prohibited.

According to authorities, the late Mr. Vann-Robinson was shot in the back. He was pronounced dead at Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital in Dover. Several shell casings were located at the scene when officers arrived at approximately 2:04 a.m., but police said no victim or witnesses were located.

Eugene Riley

Investigation found that Mr. Vann-Robinson and a friend were leaving a house party when a verbal argument allegedly occurred with Mr. Riley and Mr. Bailey.

Mr. Riley and Mr. Bailey were taken into custody without incident during a traffic stop on May 14, Dover Police said.

• Terry R. McIntire Jr., of Seaford, and Paul K. Dixon, of Magnolia, were indicted for a Magnolia-area home invasion on July 11. Mr. McIntire was 18 years old at the time of arrest and Dixon was 24, according to Delaware State Police.

Paul K. Dixon

According to authorities, two suspects with disguises covering their faces entered a home in the unit block of Whispering Lane and confronted a resident. Eventually, police said, a cell phone and wallet were taken from the resident and a homeowner.

The suspects were armed with a stun gun and air softgun resembling a semi-automatic handgun, police said.

Police said Mr. McIntire and Mr. Dixon were taken into custody following the alleged incident. Harrington Police assisted in apprehending Mr. McIntire, who police said was hiding in thick briers.

Indicted charges included first-degree robbery, carrying a concealed dangerous instrument and aggravated menacing (two counts each), wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, second-degree conspiracy and resisting arrest.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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