Kent County Superior Court indictments detailed

DOVER — On Monday in Kent County Superior Court, five men were indicted for their roles in what police earlier described as “an open air style drug environment” in the Greenwood area.

Jermaine Boyd

Frank R. Lovett

Upon announcing arrests in April, the Delaware State Police identified Frank R. Lovett and Jermaine A. Boyd (also known as Pettyjohn) as the alleged leaders of an illegal narcotics dealing operation. Forty-one arrests were made in alleged connection to drug sales on Unity Lane, police said.

Also indicted on racketeering and drug charges, among other counts, were Mark L. Boyd, Shanun T. Handy and Joseph R. Palmer.

Police said the arrests concluded a three-month investigation. Eight search warrants were obtained through the area.

Mark Boyd

Shanun Handy

Joseph R. Palmer

Seized evidence, according to state police, included over 101 grams of crack cocaine packaged for sale, 531 baggies of heroin (3.717 grams), 48 grams marijuana, Loaded .357 Ruger handgun which was reported stolen in 2016, Loaded 9mm Hi Point Model 995 Assault Rifle, .22 caliber handgun, Shotgun, Loaded .380 Browning handgun, ammunition and over $2,300.00 in suspected drug proceeds was also seized.

Jermaine Boyd was listed as a Dover resident while Mark Boyd, Palmer and Handy were from Greenwood. Lovett resided in Harrington.

Darus L. Young

• Dover resident Darus L. Young was indicted on multiple 10 counts regarding three alleged first-degree robberies in the Milford and Frederica areas In January. He was 18 at the time of arrest.

Other charges include wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, terroristic threatening, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and second-degree conspiracy.

•,Two Smyrna teens were indicted for an alleged shooting on April 22 that sent a 19-year-old man to the hospital with a chest wound.

Micah K. Rothwell and Adryan Jean-Baptiste, both 15 at the time of arrest, were arrested after investigation into the alleged incident in the parking lot area of Trevi Restaurant in the unit block of East Glenwood Avenue in Smyrna. Police alleged that the Jean-Baptiste was the shooter.

Charges included first-degree attempted murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, first-degree conspiracy, and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

Daymien J. Robert

Avery Maxwell

• Two men were charged in an alleged August 2016 home invasion in the Cheswold area – Daymien J. Robert of Newark and Avery Maxwell of Smyrna. Mr. Robert was 36 at the time of arrest and Mr. Maxwell was 24.

Charges included home invasion, second-degree robbery, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, motor vehicle theft and second-degree conspiracy.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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