Alleged Dover home invasion detailed in court papers

DOVER — A police officer saw two .357 magnum style rounds on the porch and three more in the living room while investigating a reported home invasion on April 17, according to court documents.

Some of the ammunition had blood on it, according to Dover Police Department in a probable cause affidavit, and blood was splattered inside.

Eventually, police said a man known on the street as “Trey Pound” was developed as a suspect, which led to the eventual arrest of Camden resident Keontre Hynson, 23, on home invasion and second-degree assault charges, both felonies.

Keontre Hynson

Keontre Hynson

The alleged incident unfolded at about 2:04 a.m. as an unknown and uninvited black male suddenly entered a home in the 300 block of Fulton Street while “yelling and cursing,” police said in papers.

The entrant reportedly was told to leave by a 20-year-old man and then pushed out the door, police said, before “that suspect then pulled out a dangerous instrument in the form of a large metal frame revolver (BB gun) and hit him in the head with it, causing a laceration that caused (the) victim substantial pain,” an officer wrote in the affidavit.

According to police the wounded man “stated that (the) gun may have been black, but was uncertain.

“Victim did remember bullets falling out of the gun.”

The gun-wielding man was then reportedly pushed out the door, police said, which was then closed.

Another resident opened the door and “told suspects she was calling the police,” according to papers.

A black male allegedly was seen standing on a sidewalk in front of the house, wearing a blue jacket and black pants with white stripes down the side, police said in papers, “holding a large frame silver and black revolver.”

The alleged incident took place during a small gathering of friends described in papers as “hanging out in the living room.”

Police said the wounded man was transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital in Dover and treated for what was described in papers as “a small one and a half inch laceration on the left side of his head.”

All five inert ammunition rounds were stamped “Bear River” police said in documents, “and are to fire BBs from a revolver styled BB gun.”

According to police in documents, Mr. Hynson was later identified in a Delaware Justice Information System photograph.

Dover Police said Mr. Hynson was taken into custody while walking on North New Street four days after the alleged incident.

He was held at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna in default of $35,000 cash bond.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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