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Troopers Charge Two Suspects With Robbery-Smyrna

Date Posted: Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Smyrna– The Delaware State Police have arrested 18-year-old Xavier D. Byrd of Smyrna, and 20-year-old Alexander Brummitt of Kennedyville, MD, in connection with a robbery.

The incident occurred on March 26, 2020 at approximately 2:42 a.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the parking lot of the boat ramp off of Woodland Beach Road, Smyrna, for a report of a robbery.  Upon arrival, Troopers learned that an 18-year-old male victim had made arrangements with his friend, Xavier Byrd to go to Woodland Beach.  Boyd picked up the victim from his residence and the two drove to the area together.  Upon arrival, Byrd told the victim to get out of the vehicle.  As the victim exited the vehicle, he was quickly approached by another acquaintance of his, Alexander Brummitt.  Both Byrd and Brummitt began to physically assault the victim and demanded everything in his pockets.  The victim turned over his cell phone prior to both Byrd and Brummitt fleeing the area in Byrd’s vehicle.

The victim sustained non-life threatening injures and was transported to a local area hospital.

On March 31, 2020 Byrd and Brummitt turned themselves in at Troop 3 without incident and were charged with the following:

  • Robbery First Degree
  • Conspiracy Second Degree

Byrd was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $10500.00 secured bond.

Brummitt was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $20500.00 cash only bond.

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