Pair arrested on trespassing charges in Harrington

HARRINGTON — Police arrested Ariana Hughes, 23, and Deshawn Benson, 26, both of Harrington, after responding to a trespassing complaint on Oct. 9, said the Harrington Police Department.

Officers had been called to an abandoned residence in the 100 Block of West Milby Street. Ms. Hughes and Mr. Benson were found inside of the residence and fled police. After a brief search, both were located again and take into custody, police said.

While speaking to officers Ms. Hughes gave officers a false name and false information, police said. Both were transported to the Harrington Police Department for processing.

Mr. Benson was found to have an outstanding warrant for shoplifting that occurred at the Milford Walmart. Mr. Benson was charged by the Harrington Police Department for criminal trespass and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2 on both Harrington and Milford charges and he was released on $2,250 unsecured bond.

Ms. Hughes also had two outstanding warrants for theft and shoplifting. While Ms. Hughes was at the Harrington Police Department she ran out the door and attempted to flee. She was taken back into custody after resisting arrest.

She was charged for criminal impersonation, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal trespass, resisting arrest and attempt to commit escape. She was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and given a $3,000 unsecured bond on the charges from the Milford, Delaware State Police and Harrington charges relating to the trespassing. She was issued a $2,500 secured bond for the attempted escape and a $1,000 cash only bond for the capias.

She was then committed to the Baylor Women’s Correctional Facility in Wilmington.


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