Dover man’s trial in woman’s shooting death set for November

DOVER — The trial of a 22-year-old Dover man accused of shooting a woman to death at a motel last year has been moved to the fall. Darren C. Weiford was scheduled to face a first-degree murder charge earlier this month, but will now appear in Superior Court on Nov. 13, the Delaware Department of […]

Felton man guilty of leaving scene of hit and run

DOVER — With extensive damage evident through a shattered front windshield, a 36-year-old Felton man was legally obligated to stop and check on what collided with his vehicle as it traveled along Willow Grove Road the night of Sept. 6, 2017, according to a Superior Court ruling Friday morning. Additionally, the court pointed to Nathan […]

Trial begins for motorist accused in alleged Felton hit and run

DOVER — Trial of a 36-year-old Felton man accused of a fatal hit and run involving a pedestrian walking his dog opened Monday with attorneys previewing evidence during a projected two-day proceeding. Nathan W. Jester Jr. believed he struck a deer on Willow Grove Road (Del. 10) on Sept. 6, 2017, according to his attorney […]

DOJ announces recent guilty pleas

DOVER — On Friday, the Delaware Department of Justice announced recent guilty pleas including, among others: • A 22-year-old man pleaded guilty to two counts of fourth-degree rape and one count of endangering the welfare of a child and was sentenced by a Kent County Superior Court judge to one year in prison followed by […]

Two Kent murder trials set this month

DOVER — Two Kent County murder trials are scheduled for later this month, including one involving a shooting death at a Dover motel just over a year ago. Dover resident Darren C. Weiford, 22, was indicted after a woman was found dead in a First State Inn Motel room on June 1, 2017. Dover Police […]

Dover man gets 10 years for stabbing

DOVER — Jaquan Crump, 22, of Dover, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a 2017 stabbing, the Delaware Department of Justice said Friday. Deputy Attorney General Marie Graham secured the sentence for Crump who was convicted by a Superior Court jury in February of first-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon during […]

Delaware defense attorney suspended for six months

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DOVER — The Delaware Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the earlier suspension of a longtime criminal defense attorney for reported faulty records oversight involving client escrow funds, among other issues. Andre’ M. Beauregard, who practices primarily in Kent and Sussex counties, will serve a six-month suspension beginning July 2, but can “continue to provide criminal […]

Judge: Slip-and-fall lawsuit against fitness center can continue

WILMINGTON — A man’s civil lawsuit regarding alleged injuries suffered when slipping in a Dover fitness center’s shower three years ago will continue after a Superior Court ruling Tuesday. In a 10-page order, a judge determined that while Richard Lambert apparently sued the wrong company initially, he was also misled by Club Fitness during the […]

Clayton man sentenced to 2 years for neighborhood burglary

  DOVER — A Clayton man received two years in prison Tuesday morning following his conviction last year for burglarizing a neighbor, authorities said. Richard McLamb learned his fate in Superior Court for first-degree burglary, third-degree unlawful sexual contact, and resisting arrest charges determined by a jury trial in December 2017. He was 43 years […]

Judge won’t dismiss massage parlor civil racketeering case

  DOVER — A civil racketeering claim against a Chinese man who allegedly ran a prostitution ring in Delaware in 2013-14 was kept alive in Superior Court last week. While Da Zhong Wang sought to dismiss a Delaware Department of Justice action, Judge Abigail M. LeGrow found in a 16-page decision that “it is reasonable […]