Dover death ruled homicide

DOVER — An autopsy determined that a 39-year-old man’s death following an Aug. 20 incident was homicide, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said.
Gerard Landry died from injuries on Sunday in an incident in the unit block of Ann Avenue.
Police said they were called to the scene at approximately 7:47 p.m. for a reported argument and a possible emergency medical situation.
Mr. Landry was found with a severe head injury. He was transported to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital in Dover for treatment.
During the time he was hospitalized, it was unknown what had caused his head injury and Mr. Landry could not communicate with investigators or medical personnel as a result of his condition, police said.
Once an autopsy was completed, it was determined that the fatal injury was caused by another person.
Police ask anyone with information to call 736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous.
Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.
Clayton man being sought after DOC walkaway
DOVER — A 35-year-old Clayton man was being sought after failing to return to Morris Community Correctional Center from an approved job seeking pass, spokeswoman Kate Weber said.
The Delaware Department of Correction said Anthony Nix’s were unknown and unauthorized and a warrant for escape after conviction was issued.
Mr. Nix was described as a bald, 5-foot-7, 170-pound black male with brown eyes. His original offenses were civil contempt and resisting arrest.
The DOC asked anyone with information to call (800) 542-9524 or their local police department.
Police to set up holiday ‘checkpoints’
DOVER — The Delaware Office of Highway Safety is partnering with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and local law enforcement agencies to increase citations of drunk drivers.
The national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, started Aug. 14 and will run through the Labor Day holiday to Sept. 2.
During Labor Day Weekend, Delaware State Police, local and county police departments, will be coordinating DUI checkpoints in all three counties on Aug. 31, into Sunday morning, Sept. 1, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., as follows:
• US-40 in Newark
• US-13 in Camden
• DE-24 in Millsboro
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