Smyrna man charged in Marydel shooting incident

MARYDEL — A 44-year-old Smyrna man searching for his ex-girlfriend Saturday afternoon allegedly fired a gun that struck one home and damaged a vehicle at another.

He was subsequently arrested in a traffic stop, Delaware State Police said.

Troopers were first called to the scene of a shots fired complaint in the 300 block of Grygo Road in Marydel at approximately 1:17 p.m. and were told Anthony Jones had arrived looking for his girlfriend who was not at the residence, spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. The exterior of the home was damaged by gunfire, authorities said, and Mr. Jones allegedly fled in a 2009 blueish green Honda Civic.

The vehicle was later spotted at the intersection off Holly Spring and Willow Grove roads and stopped by troopers, police said. Mr. Jones was found in the vehicle’s front seat along with driver Angela D. Greenwood, 43, of Clayton and a 39-year-old Marydel man in the back seat. The three occupants were detained without incident, police said.

Anthony Jones

Police searched the vehicle and allegedly found a loaded .45 caliber Springfield Armory handgun with six rounds in the magazine, a box containing 40 .45 caliber auto rounds, approximately 1.79 grams of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

As investigation continued, police determined that the persons in the vehicle had also gone to a residence in the 600 block of Equitation Lane in Felton, with Mr. Jones looking for his girlfriend who wasn’t present.

Police said in court documents that four tires were slashed on a vehicle parked in the driveway, along with all six windows being broken with a shovel. Damage was estimated at approximately $1,500, police said.

Mr. Jones and Ms. Greenwood were taken to Troop 3. The other man in the vehicle was not charged, police said, and court documents indicated he supposedly feared for his life if he didn’t go along after a gun was held to his head and he was threatened.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Mr. Jones “waived Miranda but only stated he was getting a ride to the store, nothing further.

Another person whose name was redacted in court documents said she picked Mr. Jones up from a Camden residence. A person whose name was redacted said Mr. Jones “was angry with his ex-girlfriend and believed that she had ‘set him up’ which resulted in him getting robbed of (U)nited (S)tates currency, jewelry, and a large amount of drugs,” according to court documents.

According to police in papers, two to three gunshots were fired into a camper at the Grygo Road location.

Mr. Jones was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, first-degree reckless endangering, two counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition by person prohibited, aggravated menacing, second-degree conspiracy, terroristic threatening, criminal mischief and possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance. He was arraigned through Justice of the Peace Court 7 in Dover and held at Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown on $72,500 cash only bail. A preliminary court appearance was scheduled for Friday morning.

Ms. Greenwood was arraigned before JP Court 7 and charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, first-degree reckless endangering and second-degree conspiracy. She was committed to Delores J. Baylor Womens Correctional Institution in New Castle on $26,000 secured bond.

No injuries were reported during the alleged incidents, police said.

 

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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