Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Magnolia- Delaware State Police have arrested two suspects in connection with a home invasion that occurred last evening.
The incident occurred on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at approximately 8:15 p.m. when Troopers were dispatched to the unit block of Whispering Lane for a report of a home invasion. Prior to arriving at the scene, a Trooper observed a suspect matching the description provided, fleeing the area. This suspect, identified as 24-year-old Paul Dixon 3rd of Magnolia was taken into custody without incident. A further search of the area with the assistance of the Harrington Police Department, led to the capture of the second suspect, 18-year-old Terry R. McIntire Jr. of Seaford who was hiding in thick briers.
The investigation revealed that Dixon and McIntire, who were both wearing disguises covering their faces, had entered the unsecured residence through the front door and confronted a 41-year-old male resident. Dixon was armed with a stun gun and McIntire was armed with an airsoft gun that resembled a semi-automatic handgun, when they demanded property from the victim. The victim turned over his cell phone, and the suspects proceeded to the rear bedroom where they confronted the homeowner, a 71-year-old male. McIntire pointed the airsoft gun at the 71-year-old male and demanded property, at which time pill bottles and a wallet were taken.
Both suspects were transported back to Troop 3 where they were charged with 2 counts of Robbery First Degree, Home Invasion, Aggravated Menacing, Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony, Conspiracy Second Degree, Resisting Arrest, and Carrying a Concealed Dangerous Instrument. They were arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 7 and committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $72,000.00 secured bond.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe
Released: 071218 1027