Georgetown man charged in attempted carjackings

LEWES – Delaware State Police on Wednesday arrested a 24-year-old Georgetown man, accused of two carjacking attempts.

Dionte Stanley faces charges that include Carjacking 1st Degree, Carjacking 2nd Degree, Terroristic Threatening and Failure to Comply with Taking of Photos or Fingerprints, according to state police spokesman Master Cpl. Juanita Huey-Smith.

Dionte Stanley

Stanley was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 3 and then committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $68,000 cash only bond.

The incidents occurred Wednesday afternoon on Stockley road near Beaver Dam Road. State police investigation revealed a 49-year-old Milton man and a 68-year-old Harbeson man were driving separate vehicles in the area and were each flagged down by a shirtless black male suspect, later identified as Dionte Stanley.

In each incident the victim thought that Stanley was waving them down due to being in some type of distress.

Once stopped Stanley approached them at their driver’s side door and made irrational statements while attempting to gain access to the vehicles, Cpl. Huey-Smith.

Both drivers became alarmed, immediately drove away and independently called 911 to report their incident. Neither victim was injured.

Upon arrival, troopers contacted a shirtless Stanley who taken into custody without incident, Cpl. Huey-Smith said.

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