Md. man sought after domestic incident

SELBYVILLE — A 37-year-old Maryland man is anted in connection with a domestic related incident Saturday in which he allegedly displayed a firearm, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.
Dionederik R. Godwin, of Bishopville, allegedly went to his ex-girlfriend’s home in the 29000 block of Popular Court, Hickory Tree Apartments as an argument ensued with her 40-year-old boyfriend, police said. Police were dispatched at 4:19 p.m., authorities said.

Mr, Godwin allegedly entered the residence when he made contact with the man first and began to challenge him, and then proceeded to pull out a handgun, police said. Mr. Godwin then proceeded to push his ex-girlfriend and strangle her. Mr. Godwin allegedly swung the firearm and struck the boyfriend, police said.

During the alleged incident, there were five children in the residence ranging from ages 4 to 13, police said. No injuries occurred, police said.
Police said Mr. Godwin fled the area in a black pickup or SUV style vehicle, possibly a Jeep with NJ registration, prior to police arrival.

Pending charges include possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, strangulation, aggravated menacing, endangering the welfare of a child (five counts) and offensive touching (two counts), police said.

Troopers have been unable to locate Mr. Godwin who is presumed to be armed with a handgun, police said. Police asked anyone with information to contact Troop 4, Tpr. J. Smith at 856-5850.
Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or online at

Police: Traffic stops yield loaded guns, drugs
DOVER — Loaded handguns and drugs were found during separate weekend traffic stops bringing two arrests, city police said Monday.
In the first incident Saturday, authorities said, Jimar Murphy, 25, of Felton, was stopped for a registration violation on Saulsbury Road around 2:44 a.m. Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said a K9 allegedly detected narcotics, prompting a vehicle search.

Police said 1.2 grams of crack cocaine, 1 gram of marijuana, drug paraphernalia were allegedly found, along with a loaded .40 caliber handgun hidden underneath the front seat.

Possession charges included firearm/ammunition by person prohibited (two counts), with intent to deliver marijuana and crack cocaine, firearm during the commission of a felony and drug paraphernalia.
Mr. Murphy was also charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

The driver was taken into custody and released on an own recognizance bond, police said.
At approximately 7:38 p.m. Sunday, Drekwon Scott, 21, of Milford, was stopped for a supposed equipment violation in the area of River Road and East Water Street, authorities said.

Officers allegedly smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
A vehicle search followed. Police said 3 grams of marijuana, a loaded 9mm handgun with an extended magazine under the driver’s seat, a magazine in the glove compartment of the car, and 35 rounds of 9mm ammunition on the floor behind the driver’s seat were located.

Charges against Mr. Scott included possession of firearm during commission of a felony, firearm by person prohibited, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, along with carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

Mr. Scott was held at Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown on a $3,000 secured bond.

Seaford Middle School threat deemed ‘not to be credible’
SEAFORD – City of Seaford police and the Seaford School District say students and staff at Seaford Middle School were not in any danger in the investigation of a reported threat made on social media last Friday.
According to Seaford Police Department spokesman Master Cpl. Eric Chambers, “the threat was deemed to not be credible, however out of an abundance of caution, additional officers we placed at the Middle School.”

Classes resumed as normal; however, numerous students contacted their guardians or parents and were signed out early, Cpl. Chambers said.
Seaford School District on its Facebook page posted the following public message just before 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 6:

“On 12/6/19 the Seaford Police Department received a tip from a parent about a social media post concerning a potential threat to a specific student at Seaford Middle School.

As a result, there was an increased police presence while the matter was being investigated.
“All students were safe, and the school was operating normally.

“It was determined through the investigation that the threat was not credible, and no students were in danger at any time,” the school district’s posting stated.

“The School Resource Officer and Seaford Police Department Detectives Division are still working on locating the source of the threat,” Cpl. Chambers said.

Police: Driver evades traffic stop, crashes into house, dies
ADELPHI, Md. (AP) — A driver who crashed into a home and died Monday morning was trying to get away from a traffic stop, according to police in Maryland.

The SUV that the person was driving overturned after the crash, news outlets reported citing tweets from Prince George’s County police.
Authorities say a passenger in the vehicle suffered minor injuries. No one inside the home in the Adelphi area was reported hurt. The driver of the SUV hasn’t been identified.
Police say detectives are investigating what led up to the crash.

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