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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley
Lewes– The Delaware State Police have arrested two teenagers on drug and related charges after a suspected drug deal led to the assault of a 16-year-old female.
The incident occurred on May 3, 2020, at approximately 9:25 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the parking lot of the Surf Bagel located at 17383 Coastal Highway, Lewes, for a report of a an assault. Through further investigations it was learned that 17-year-old Jerome Harris and 16-year-old Shyanne McIntire had agreed to meet individuals in the parking lot of the Surf Bagel to sell them marijuana. Upon Harris and McIntire’s arrival to the parking lot, they were approached by a 16-year-old female who exited a maroon Kia Optima that was occupied by three other individuals. The female made contact with Harris who was a passenger in the vehicle with McIntire. A brief struggle ensued between Harris and the female in which Harris punched her and grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash. McIntire then proceeded to put the vehicle in reverse, dragging the 16-year-old female a short distance, causing damage to her watch. McIntire and Harris then drove away from the scene. The 16-year-old female sustained minor injuries that did not require medical attention.
McIntire and Harris were observed a short time later traveling on Lewes Georgetown Highway and a traffic stop was initiated. Upon contact, Troopers observed marijuana in the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle led to the discovery of approximately 3.76 grams of marijuana. Brass knuckles with an attached knife was also located in the vehicle under Harris’s seat. Harris was also found in possession of a counterfeit $100 bill.
Both McIntire and Harris were taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 7 where they were charged with the following:
SHYANNE L. MCINTIRE:
McIntire was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on her own recognizance.
JEROME M. HARRIS (no photo available):
Harris was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on his own recognizance.
The 16-year-old female was charged with misdemeanor offenses including Offensive Touching and Fail to Obey an Emergency Order. The three other occupants in the Kia Optima, ages 24, 18 and 17 were also charged with Fail to Obey an Emergency Order (misdemeanor) and released.
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