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*Update- Two Suspects Arrested*-Troopers Investigating Home Invasion-Harbeson


Date Posted: Friday, March 13th, 2020

Harbeson- The Delaware State Police have arrested 37-year-old Robin C. Stephens of Rehoboth Beach, and 30-year-old Heather Kenny of Millsboro, in connection with a home invasion that occurred in January 2020.

Through investigative measures, Troopers identified Stephens and Kenny as suspects in the home invasion incident that occurred on January 13, 2020 at approximately 7:42 p.m., at a residence in the 22000 block of Danfield Drive, Harbeson, in which one suspect (Stephens) fired a round striking a wall inside the residence.

On March 12, 2020, a member of the Sussex governor’s Task Force (GTF) observed a vehicle traveling on Avalon Road, Georgetown, that had an equipment violation.  A traffic stop was initiated and Robin Stephens and Heather Kenny were found to be passengers in the vehicle. Kenny initially provided a false name but was immediately identified.  A search of the vehicle was conducted and various items of drug paraphernalia were located throughout the vehicle. Kenny was found in possession of prescription pills without a prescription, approximately 0.441 grams of heroin and drug paraphernalia.  The driver of the vehicle was issued a criminal summons for possession of drug paraphernalia and released.  Stephens and Kenny were taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 4 where they were charged with the following:

Robin Stephens:

  • Robbery First Degree
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony
  • Home Invasion Burglary First Degree
  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (2 counts)
  • Assault Second Degree
  • Reckless Endanger First Degree (5 counts)
  • Theft (Felony)
  • Conspiracy Second Degree
  • Reckless Endangering Second Degree
  • Criminal Mischief

Stephens was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $184000.00 secured bond.

Heather Kenny:

  • Robbery First Degree
  • Home Invasion Burglary First Degree
  • Conspiracy Second Degree
  • Possession With Intent To Deliver a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of  any Prescription Drug not a Controlled Substance Without a Prescription
  • Criminal Impersonation
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts)

Kenny was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $21000.00 secured bond.

The investigation continues to remain active for the third suspect involved in this incident.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Troop 4, Major Crimes Unit, Detective C. Simpson at (302) 856-5850.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

Troopers Investigating Home Invasion-Harbeson

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 031320 0936

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