Shooting suspect’s family members arrested after allegedly interfering during his capture

Calvin Boyd Jr.

SMYRNA — Three people were arrested after a suspect’s family members allegedly tried to prevent his apprehension after a reported shooting and police chase early Monday morning, an arrest affidavit said.

Smyrna Police officers were initially called to the 500 block of Barley Court for a shooting report and saw a vehicle fleeing from the scene at approximately 2:13 a.m., authorities said.

Calvin C. Boyd Jr., 23, was pursued to a residence in the unit block of Magnolia Drive (Willowwood neighborhood) and reportedly began fighting with officers trying to remove him from the vehicle, authorities claimed. Police described the chase to the area as low speed.

Several family members emerged and interfered with the arrest, police alleged. The situation was quelled with the assistance of a Smyrna PD K-9 unit, Clayton and Delaware State Police and all suspects were taken into custody, police said.

A search warrant for the house was obtained and police allegedly found a .40 caliber “handgun hidden in clothes on a shelf in the master bedroom closet as well as a box of Federal Ammunition .40 cal aluminum rounds in Mr.Boyd’s bedroom,” according to the affidavit.

Charges against Mr. Boyd included possession or a firearm during the commission of a felony, first-degree reckless endangering, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, third-degree burglary, disregarding a police officer’s signal, second-degree conspiracy, resisting arrest and two counts of criminal mischief. He was released on $42,000 secured bond.

Sarah Nelson

Smyrna residents Regina Boyd, 52, and Sarah Nelson, 22, were charged with resisting arrest and hindering prosecution, respectively, and each released on $500 unsecured bond.

In court papers, police described the suspect vehicle as a silver SUV or pickup truck. Two suspects were seen in dark clothes, hoods and masks at the scene, the affidavit said.

Two vehicles suffered a combined estimated $1,100 in damage at the scene, police said in documents, which included a passenger window shot out, damage to a head rest and a driver’s side window smashed.

One suspect was described as a dark skinned black male with a thin build, the other a dark skinned black male with small dreadlocks.

Mr. Boyd was scheduled for a preliminary court hearing on Friday morning.

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