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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Dover – The Delaware State Police have arrested 23 year old, Jaquell A. McDonald of Lincoln, in connection with the murder of 30 year old Jesse Stanford of Cambridge, Maryland. Stanford was shot during a home invasion that occurred on January 5, 2019 at a residence located in the 200 block of Kentwood Dr., Dover, and succumbed to his injuries two days later.
On Friday, February 28, 2020 detectives obtained warrants charging McDonald with Stanford’s murder. On this same date at approximately 4:10 p.m., members of the U.S. Marshall’s Task Force and Troop 3 Governors Task Force, located McDonald on Walker Rd. in the area of Kenton Rd., Dover, where he was taken in to custody without incident.
McDonald was charged with one count each of Murder 1st Degree, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited and Conspiracy 1st Degree. He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #2 and then committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $1,126,000.00 cash bail.
McDonald is the second suspect charged in connection with Stanford’s murder. Cahlil N. Simmons, 25 of Felton, was arrested on February 14, 2020.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective D. Grassi of the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit by calling 302-365-8441. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin