Pursuit leads to arrest of Milton burglary suspects

MILTON — The Delaware State Police arrested two suspects Saturday after a police chase revealed that the two occupants were wanted on burglary charges.

Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said the incident occured when troopers where advised that the Fenwick Island Police Department was in pursuit of vehicle in the area of Coastal Highway and Milton Ellendale Highway.

Troopers allegedly observed the vehicle, a maroon 2014 Nissan Altima traveling southbound on Coastal Highway. Cpl. Jaffee said the driver of the vehicle failed to stop for police and continued to flee while committing multiple traffic violations. While attempting to turn left onto Coventry Drive, the vehicle exited the roadway, striking foliage and a bush.

Dallas Hook

The vehicle continued onto Coventry Drive and then turned onto Nassau Drive where it eventually came to a stop due to a police vehicle blocking the roadway. The passenger, identified as 28-year-old Christopher Boone of Lincoln, attempted to exit the vehicle and was immediately taken into custody.

The driver, 26-year-old Dallas Hook of Lewes, remained in the vehicle and was taken into custody without incident. A search of the vehicle yielded 6 bags of heroin (approximately .042 grams).

A computer check revealed that both suspects had active warrants out of Troop 7 for burglary. The burglary incident occurred on Sept. 23 at approximately 9:04 p.m., when Mr. Boone unlawfully entered a residence in the 35000 block of East Atlantic Circle, East Atlantic Apartments, Rehoboth Beach, and allegedly physically assaulted a 28-year-old resident while her 7-year-old child was home.

Police say Mr. Boone threatened to stab the victim and then he obtained a sound bar prior to exiting the residence. The victim proceeded to follow Mr. Boone out of the residence at which time he threw the sound bar at her. Mr. Boone proceeded to get into a maroon Nissan Altima that was waiting outside for him. Cpl. Jaffe said Mr. Boone was overheard telling the driver, later identified as Ms. Hook, that he did not obtain any cell phones. The victim sustained minor injuries and declined medical treatment.

Christopher Boone

The two were transported back to Troop 7.

Ms. Hook was charged with the following: burglary first degree, conspiracy second degree, attempt to commit theft, disregarding a police officer signal, leaving the scene of property collision accident, driving while suspended, reckless driving, aggressive driving and multiple related traffic offenses.

Ms. Hook was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Delores J. Baylor Womens Correctional Institution on $8,000 secured bond.

Mr. Boone was charged with the following: burglary first degree, conspiracy second degree, assault third degree, terroristic threatening, attempted to commit theft, endangering the welfare of a child, criminal mischief, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance

Mr. Boone was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $7,601.00 secured bond.

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