Kent County Grand Jury hands up indictments


DOVER – A Kent County Grand Jury returned approximately 80 indictments on Monday including, among others:

• Marlo A. Tolliver of Harrington for an alleged home invasion in Milford on Feb. 29. Mr. Tolliver was charged with 14 counts including home invasion, first-degree robbery, reckless endangering and kidnapping, criminal impersonation of a police officer, criminal mischief, and wearing a disguise and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

The Milford Police Department reported an incident in the 500 block of N. Church Street in which Mr. Tolliver, 34, allegedly entered a residence with another suspect while armed with handguns and removed personal items from a male who was then assaulted.

After arrest, Mr. Tolliver was held at Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown in lieu of $240,500 secured bond.

• Courtney L. Benson Jr., of the 200 block of Mystic Lane in Dover, is facing seven counts regarding a May 4 traffic stop that allegedly yielded marijuana, prescription pills and crack cocaine.

Mr. Benson, 33 at the time of his arrest, was charged with two counts of drug dealing, along with aggravated possession, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to have insurance identification in possession, and failure to have license plate light.

The Dover Police Department made the initial arrest in the area of East Loockerman and Federal streets, aided by Delaware Probation and Parole. Benson was released on $12,050 unsecured bond.

• Darren Dennis, of the 100 block of Thames Drive Dover, was indicted for his alleged role in a gunshot fired at the Camden-Wyoming Little League Complex at about midnight on Feb. 13.

Mr. Dennis, 21 at the time, was indicted on three counts of first-degree reckless endangering, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, aggravated menacing, second-degree conspiracy and criminal mischief.

The Wyoming Police Department said a gunshot was fired from the back seat of a vehicle toward a group of 18- to 21-year-olds and struck a vehicle. A planned fight had drawn persons to the area, police said.

No injuries were reported.

• Kenneth J. DeShields, of the 800 block of S. Bradford Street in Dover, is facing seven counts regarding a March 10 traffic stop that allegedly yielded a loaded AR-15 rifle, ammunition, and marijuana.

The Dover Police Department said Mr. DeShields, 21, was initially stopped in the area of South New and Division streets for driving without headlights on at approximately 9:58 p.m. Police alleged that .6 grams of marijuana were seen in plain sight and a vehicle search followed.

Charges included possession of a firearm and ammunition by person prohibited, possession of a weapon with a removed, obliterated or altered serial number, possession of a deadly weapon, a semiautomatic by person prohibited who also possesses a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and failure to have lights on.

Mr. DeShields was released on $10,101 secured bond.

• Giovanni J. Echevarria, of Bently Court in Dover, was indicted in connection with a March 28 seizure of 392.8 grams of marijuana, a loaded 9mm handgun, and $6,509 in suspected drug proceeds, according to Dover PD.

According to authorities, Mr. Echevarria, 26, was arrested after allegedly committing a traffic violation while driving in the area of Reese and Lincoln streets. He was arrested without incident, police said, and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna on $9,201 secured bond.

The indictment include counts of drug dealing, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and by person prohibited, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while suspended or revoked, and a seat belt violation.

• Zechariah L. Gilbert, of the 400 block of Barrister Place in Dover, was named in separate indictments involving firearm and drug dealing charges.

Mr. Gilbert, 22, was charged with possession of a firearm and firearm ammunition by person prohibited and resisting arrest regarding an alleged foot chase involving the Dover Police Department on April 19.

According to authorities, Mr. Gilbert ran from police and threw a firearm after officers responded to a tip in the unit block of South New Street.

In another indictment, Mr. Gilbert was charged with two counts each of drug dealing and aggravated possession after a May 6 arrest. Cocaine possession was referenced in the indictment, which also included second-degree conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia charges.

• Keontre Hynson was indicted after investigation into an alleged home invasion in the 300 block of Fulton Street in Dover on April 17.

According to authorities, a victim was struck in the back of the head with a handgun during an alleged assault at approximately 2:04 a.m.

The Dover Police Department said Mr. Hynson, 23, was arrested on April 22 while walking in the area of North New Street.

He was charged with home invasion and second-degree assault and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna in default of $35,000 cash bond.

• Jeffrey K. Korell, of Henderson, Md., was indicted on separate methamphetamine-related cases involving the Delaware State Police and Harrington Police Department.

On May 1, Mr. Korell, 36, was arrested after troopers checked on a vehicle parked in a vacant lot in the 200 block of Willow Tree Circle in Camden-Wyoming.

Authorities said Mr. Korell and a 24-year-old female from Arnold, Md. were found sleeping in a truck and a strong chemical odor was detected.

Further investigation found equipment and component mixtures of manufacturing meth operations, along with key ingredients in making the drug, police said.

Mr. Korell was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna on $20,000 cash bond.

Mr. Korell was earlier charged during an alleged incident on April 10 a Holiday Inn on South DuPont Highway in Harrington, police said.

Indicted counts included aggravated possession, operating or attempting to operate a clandestine laboratory, second-degree assault, carrying a concealed deadly weapon (two counts involving hunting and Bowie knives), possession of marijuana, illegal possession of a controlled substance (two counts) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Mr. Korell was held at Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown in default of $19,500 secured bond.

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