Kent County grand jury hands down indictments

Jarel Williams

DOVER — A Dover man is facing a 35-count indictment connected to a series of alleged burglaries and robberies in the south Dover area.

Jarel Williams was 25 years old at the time of his arrest for an alleged June 25 robbery of the 7-11 in the Hamlet Shopping Center, authorities said at the time.

Working together, Dover Police and Delaware State Police linked Mr. Williams to several incidents that brought an indictment by a Kent County grand jury last week.

Charges included first-degree robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, wearing disguise during the commission of a felony, second-degree conspiracy, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, receiving a stolen firearm, third-degree burglary, theft, criminal mischief and possession of burglar’s tools.

When announcing his arrest, police claimed a 12-gauge shotgun reported stolen was found in a vehicle he was driving, and a search warrant located some clothing he was allegedly wearing during reported burglaries and robberies.

Mr. Williams was taken into custody at his residence on Alder Road on June 27. He was initially held at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna on a $361,750.00 cash bond.
Other indictments returned by a Kent County grand jury last week included, among others:

• Andre K. Blake, Tyrie Blake and Shamarr G. Willingham were indicted on drug dealing and firearms charges related to a two-month investigation in Dover that culminated with arrests on May 23 at two homes in the first block of S. Kirkwood Street.

According to authorities, five firearms were allegedly located along with crack cocaine, Ecstasy, codine, Oyycodone and marijuana.

Tyrie Blake, Mr. Willingham and Andre Blake were charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, drug dealing, aggravated possession and second-degree conspiracy. Person prohibited counts were also listed in the indictment.

Tyrie Blake is facing a count of making a false statement during the purchase of a firearm.

Anthony J. Daniels was also charged with possession of a firearm/ammunition by person prohibited counts.

• Kareem L. Bumbrey and Mahdi R. Wilson are facing weapons and drug charges related to a traffic stop in Dover on June 20. Police alleged that passenger Mr. Wilson, 24, fled upon contact and driver Mr. Bumbrey, 25, was arrested without incident.

Dover Police alleged that a vehicle search in the area of Webbs Lane and Governors Avenue.

The duo was charged with drug dealing, possession of firearm or ammunition by person prohibited, aggravated possession, and second-degree conspiracy.

Mr. Wilson was charged with possession of marijuana and resisting arrest, and Mr. Bumbrey was charged with disorderly conduct and driving while suspended or revoked.

• An alleged home invasion at Pine Grove Apartments in Dover on June 19 brought an indictment against Stanley Delius, 24, and Ronaldo Fleury, 27.

Other charges included possession of a deadly weapon — identified as a knife in court papers -, second-degree assault and second-degree conspiracy.

A man suffered a lacerated foot and facial contusion during the alleged incident, Dover Police said. Both men were arrested at Delius’ home in Pine Grove Apartments, according to authorities.

• Ricky DeShields, 38 years old at the time of arrest, was charged with drug dealing of marijuana following a search warrant at his River Road home in Dover on June 22.

Other counts included possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by person prohibited, illegal possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Two handguns were allegedly located inside the home, along with illegal drugs and paraphernalia, along with $4,490 in suspected drug proceeds.

• Dover residents Davonte Dynum, Jaquell McDonald and Justin Smith, were charged in connection with a vehicle stop and search warrant in the 1400 block of Woodmill Drive on May 15 that allegedly located drugs and firearms.

Mr. Dynum, 19 when arrested, and Mr. McDonald, 20, were charged with possession of a firearm by person prohibited, aggravated possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. They and Mr. Smith, 26, were all charged with drug dealing.

• Zachary O. Hamilton, of Dickerson, Maryland, was indicted on a first-degree carjacking count regarding an alleged incident at the Firefly Music Festival on June 17.

Dover Police said Mr. Hamilton was 25 when he allegedly drove a stolen white Ford Transit Van through the festival parking area at approximately 2:52 a.m.

Police alleged that Mr. Hamilton punched a state trooper during an apprehension and also a female driver of the van.

Charges included first-degree carjacking, attempt to commit assault on a law enforcement officer, criminal mischief, resisting arrest with force or violence, six counts of second-degree reckless endangering, third-degree assault, criminal mischief, and DUI of drugs.

• Courtney Hill, 34, of Norfolk, Virginia was arrested on drug charges following an alleged incident at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino early in the morning of July 27.

The defendant was found passed out on a couch in the lobby, Dover Police said, and Mr. Hill was allegedly found with 47 grams of PCP in a glass vial. He allegedly struck a Dover Downs security officer when contacted, police said.

Charges included aggravated possession, drug dealing, possession of drug paraphernalia, offensive touching and disorderly conduct.

• Three men were listed in a nine-count indictment relating to an alleged shooting complaint in Magnolia on June 22.

Philadelphia residents Juan A. Matos and Jason D. Gilbert, both 19, were taken into custody without incident and Marc A. Romano, 27, of Newark, was later apprehended.

Police said a house in the Paris Villa Development was hit by gunfire at least three times. The residence was occupied by three adults and four children at the time, Delaware State Police said. One of the occupants was a former girlfriend of a suspect, police said.

Charges included possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, second-degree conspiracy, and seven counts of first-degree reckless endangering. Mr. Romano was also charged with possession of firearm or ammunition by person prohibited.

• Smyrna resident Ezekiel Sullivan was indicted in connection of an Aug. 15 incident when he allegedly fled from police while wanted on numerous active warrants, authorities said.

Mr. Sullivan, 22 at the time, allegedly fled before being tracked down by a K-9 in a wooded area near the intersection of Lincoln and Mount Vernon streets, police said.

Charges included first-degree robbery, third-degree attempted burglary, third-degree burglary, possession of burglar tools, theft, resisting arrest, and criminal mischief.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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