Lewes teen arrested for June shots-fired complaint in Lewes

Jhareed Ayers

LEWES — Jhareed Ayers, 18, of Lewes, was arrested on Wednesday by the Delaware State Police for his alleged connection with a shots-fired incident on Wednesday, according to state police.

Mr. Ayers is accused of firing one round from a sawed-off shot gun at his three nephews, two 17-year-olds and a 13-year-old, who were standing outside a residence in the 30000 block of Pinetown Road in Lewes on June 25.

Police said three bystanders, ages 70, 63 and 9, were in the area when the gunshot was fired.

A police investigation revealed that there had been ongoing issues between Mr. Ayers and his nephews. There were no injuries reported in the incident.

On July 20, members of the Sussex County Governor’s Task Force (GTF) responded to Pinetown Road attempting to locate Mr. Ayers. Officers saw him in the area, at which time he fled.

On Wednesday at around 4:33 p.m., Troop 7 patrol units observed Mr. Ayers on Pinetown Road and subsequently took him into custody without incident.

He was taken to Troop 7 in Lewes where he was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm within 10 years of prior conviction of a felony, possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person

prohibited, six counts of second-degree reckless endangering and resisting arrest.

Mr. Ayers was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown on $10,000 secured bond.

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