Two face murder charge in July Dover stabbing death


DOVER — Two Kent County men were re-indicted this week on a first-degree murder count and other alleged felonies in connection with a July 23 incident in which a 20-year-old man was reportedly stabbed and later died.

When announcing the arrests of Shaquille T. Bolden, 19, and Kinon Teat Jr., 18, last summer, the Dover Police Department said a first-degree attempted murder charge was brought against both as a man was then hospitalized in critical but stable condition with numerous knife wounds to his chest.

Shaquille T. Bolden

Shaquille T. Bolden

On Monday, a Kent County Grand Jury also indicted the defendants for possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, riot, possession of a deadly weapon by person prohibited, and second-degree conspiracy. Both were held at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna on $1,000,000 cash bond after their arrests.

Police said the alleged incident on July 23 involved a large fight call in the unit block of South New Street that reportedly involved approximately 20 people.

A wounded man was located, police said, and was rushed to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital in Dover for what was described at the time as “immediate life-saving surgery.”

Kinon D. Teat Jr.

Kinon D. Teat Jr.

Mr. Bolden and Mr. Teat were identified as suspects after police investigation, authorities said, and turned themselves in to Delaware State Police Troop 3 on July 24. In a news release, police said the men surrendered while “facing increasing pressure” by detectives.

Mr. Bolden’s last known address was in the 400 block of North DuPont Highway (Lake Club Apartments) in Dover, police said. Mr. Teat was listed as living in the 200 block of South Ember Drive in Felton.

The indictment said Mr. Bolden had previously been adjudicated delinquent in Kent County Family Court regarding an assault with a detention facility with physical injury felony.

Also in Family Court, Mr. Teat had earlier been adjudicated delinquent on a possession of a firearm by person prohibited felony.

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