Man held in Dover pizza delivery driver robbery case

 

DOVER — An 18-year-old man was arrested for the fourth time in just less than three years after a pizza delivery driver was allegedly robbed Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

Jamal Jones, who Dover Police said has a Felton address but often frequents the Dover area, was located at a nearby home after the alleged incident reported at 1:53 p.m. Officers arrived immediately to the 400 block of East Water Street after the complaint and surrounded the residence before entering about 25 to 35 minutes later, according to police.

Mr. Jones was taken into custody after a struggle, police said. Police did not disclose if anyone else was in the house or who may have lived there.

“He was charged with resisting arrest due to his lack of cooperation,” spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said.

Police determined the employee was falsely called to the scene for a delivery and accosted by a suspect indicating he had a gun. The driver was robbed of cash, authorities said, and then told arriving officers that the suspect had entered a home.

Charges included first-degree robbery and resisting arrest. Mr. Jones was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna on $50,000 cash bond.

Jamal Jones

Dover Police previously announced three arrests involving Mr. Jones online since 2014, including:

•After an alleged double shooting in the Capital Green neighborhood with three others that left two brothers from Magnolia wounded on Dec. 23, 2016. He was taken into custody without incident.

Mr. Jones was charged with two counts of first-degree assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of firearm by person prohibited, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, second-degree conspiracy and receiving stolen property (suspect vehicle. He was held at JTVCC on a $199,000 cash bond.

• After a traffic stop in the area of Greenhill Avenue and White Oak Road on Jan. 21, 2016. Two others were also arrested and officers allegedly located a loaded 9mm handgun, a .22 caliber revolver, and .22 caliber ammunition conceded in the vehicle, along with 17 Oxycodone pills, police alleged at the time.

Charges included possession of a firearm/ammunition by person prohibited (four counts), carry a concealed deadly weapon (two counts), second-degree conspiracy, possession of controlled substance, violation of probation, criminal impersonation, second-degree forgery and traffic violations.

Mr. Jones, then 16, was committed to Stevenson House Detention Center for juveniles in Milford on a $17,200 secured bond.

• Following an alleged robbery of two bicycle-riding teenagers in the Capital Green neighborhood basketball courts area on Aug. 4, 2014. Four other suspects were supposedly involved, authorities said.

Charges included first-degree robbery (two counts), second-degree assault, illegal gang participation, and second-degree conspiracy. Mr. Jones, then 15, was released to the custody of his parents.

No information on resolutions of the previously three cases was immediately available Thursday.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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