Smyrna man sentenced after pleading guilty to burglaries

SMYRNA — A 22-year-old Smyrna man was sentenced to seven years in prison, suspended after 135 days, after pleading guilty on Tuesday to two burglaries and a theft occurring last summer.

In Kent County Superior Court, Ezekiel Sullivan, of the 100 block of North Delaware Street, also was given three years of Level III probation with each plea after his incarceration is complete.

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Ezekial Sullivan

According to the Delaware Department of Justice, Sullivan was convicted for third-degree burglaries on July 30, 2015, in the 100 block of North DuPont Highway and July 31 in the unit block of West Mount Vernon Street. The theft charge stemmed from an incident on Aug. 4, 2015, in the 100 block of East Glenwood Avenue.

According to the Smyrna Police Department, Sullivan had five active capiases out from the Kent County Court of Common Pleas when arrested on Aug. 15, 2015.

He first ran from an officer attempting to apprehend him in the Lincoln Street area of Smyrna, police said, and later was tracked by a Delaware State Police K-9 before being hiding in bushes near a tree line. Clayton police also aided in the search, authorities said.

At the time of his arrest, police said, Sullivan had five active court capiases out of the Kent County Court of Common Pleas.

Sullivan was indicted on Dec. 7, 2015. He was held at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna after his arrest.

Deputy Attorney General Lindsay Taylor prosecuted the case, while attorney Andre Beauregard represented the defendant.

Sullivan also faced possession of burglars tools and criminal mischief charges before the scheduled jury trial.

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