Indictments handed up by Kent County grand jury

DOVER — A Dover man who police alleged chased suspects after a home invasion on October 17, 2015, followed by the shooting death of a woman waiting in a vehicle was indicted Monday on a felony manslaughter charge by a Kent County grand jury.

Jacob H. Leager, 21 at the time of his arrest on March 3, allegedly fired a weapon after he and his father Clifton were shot inside their home on John Clark Road, according to the Delaware State Police. The elder Leager was pronounced dead at the scene.

Haley Henwood, 18, of Philadelphia, was pronounced dead at Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital in Dover.

Two home invasion suspects — Pennsylvania residents Saleem Shabazz and Matthew Harrington — were later arrested.

Zhyhee Y. Harmon

Zhyhee Y. Harmon

Deputy Attorney General Jason Cohee signed the indictment.

• Zhyhee Y. Harmon and Daquan T. Watson are facing firearms-related charges after an alleged transaction on April 21, 2016.

Both were charged with second-degree conspiracy, unlawful sale or transfer of firearm, and receiving a stolen firearm; Mr. Harmon was charged with giving a firearm to person prohibited and possession of a firearm by person prohibited.

DAG Zach George signed the indictments.

Dover resident Mr. Harmon, 21 at the time, was arrested along with two others after investigation into an alleged shooting death at Port Mahon near Little Creek on March 30.

Qualeel Wescott

Qualeel Wescott

• Qualeel Wescott, of Ellendale, was indicted on nine counts after Milford Police investigation into an alleged shooting at Brightway Commons Apartment Complex on May 11, 2016. He was 21 at the time, according to authorities.

Counts include first-degree attempted murder, first-degree robbery, second-degree assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony (three counts, possession of firearm or ammunition by person prohibiged, first-degree reckless endanger, and aggravated menacing.

Chief Kent County Prosecutor Stephen Welch signed the indictment.

• Two Kent County men were charged after an alleged home invasion at Kings Cliffe Mobile Home Park in Dover on May 2.

Devin L. Winchester, 26 at the time, of the 1200 block of Parkers Chapel Road in Marydel, and Devon J. Wilson, 23, of the unit block of Albright Drive, were arrested shortly after the alleged incident that yielded cash and prescription drugs, Dover Police said.

Counts include first-degree robbery, home invasion, wearing a disguise during the commmission of a felony, first-degree conspiracy, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

DAG Lindsay Taylor signed the indictment.

• Johan Rodriguez, 32, of the unit block of Courtside Drive in Dover, was named in separate indictments regarding drug and weapons charges connected to arrests in February and June.

Combined counts include possession of firearm by person prohibited, person of firearm ammunition by person prohibited, drug dealing (two counts and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The child welfare count stemmed from allegedly leaving a loaded handgun on a chair in the master bedroom,” according to an indictment.
DAGs Greg Babowal and Ben Snyder signed the indictments.

• Joseph Wilson, 27, and Monica M. Lewis, 44, were named in a 15-count indictment connected to arrests by Dover Police on May 31 that allegedly uncovered a .38 caliber revolver, a stolen .380 semi-automatic handgun, marijuana and cocaine at Woodmill Apartments in Dover, according to authorities.

Both were charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm and ammunition during the commission of a felony by person prohibited, drug dealing and second-degree conspiracy, among other charges.

DAG Babowal signed the indictment.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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