Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Lewes- The Delaware State Police have arrested the second suspect in connection with a robbery.
The incident occurred on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at approximately 1:18 p.m. when Troopers were dispatched to the 20000 block of Wil King Road for a report of an assault. Upon arrival, Troopers made contact with a 67-year-old resident who advised that he engaged in an argument with one of his tenants, 25-year-old John Schaefer of Georgetown. The argument led to Schaefer physically assaulting the victim. While the victim was on the ground, Schaefer took his wallet and removed cash. He furthermore removed the victim’s cell phone, eye glasses and keys. Also present during this incident was 27-year-old Amber Hoopes of Lewes. Both Schaefer and Hoopes fled the residence in the victim’s black Cadillac Escalade bearing DE registration 22607. The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he is being treated for his injuries.
On Thursday, April 19, 2018, members of the First State Fugitive Task Force responded to a residence in the 20000 block of Wil King Road, Lewes, where Hoopes was located and taken into custody without incident.
Hoopes was transported to Troop 7 where she was charged with Robbery First Degree, Criminal Mischief, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Malicious Interference with Emergency Communication, Conspiracy Second Degree, and Resisting Arrest. She was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $14,000 secured bond.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe
Released: 041918 1939