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*UPDATE #2- TROOPERS ARREST SUSPECT FOR ROBBERY- Lewes


Date Posted: Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

Lewes– Delaware State Police have arrested 26-year-old Erika A. Morris of Milton on Robbery and additional charges resulting from active warrants for her arrest.

On Saturday, June 13, 2020, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Troopers responded to Weis’s grocery store at 17232 North Village Main Blvd., Lewes, for a robbery report.

The investigation revealed, Morris followed the 65-year-old male victim from Lewes, DE, out of the grocery store to his vehicle. Once there, Morris and victim had a brief struggle as she stole the wallet out of the victim’s hands. Morris then fled on foot, possibly to a nearby parking lot. The victim sustained minor injuries as a result of the incident but was not transported to the hospital for treatment. No weapon was displayed or implied.

On June 16, 2020, at approximately 12:06 p.m., the Delaware State Police were dispatched to the 28000 block of West Springside Drive in the Cool Spring Farms Community, Milton, attempting to locate Morris. Troopers received an anonymous tip advising Morris was at the residence, and she had active warrants for her arrest. Upon arrival, Troopers observed an individual matching Morris’s description standing outside on the front porch of the residence. When contacted, Troopers determined the individual to be Morris. A computer check revealed she had three active arrest warrants out of Delaware State Police Troop 4 and one active warrant from Delaware State Police Troop 7 for Robbery 2nd Degree. Morris was taken into custody without incident. A search of Morris incident to arrest revealed she had concealed on her person approximately 1.98 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and 11 pills she did not have a prescription for.

Morris was transported to Troop 7 where she was charged with the following crimes:

  • Robbery 2nd (felony)
  • Theft under $1,500
  • Unlawful Use of a Payment Card (4 counts)
  • Conspiracy 3rd
  • Shoplifting
  • Theft under $1,500 where the victim is 62 years of Age or Older (felony)
  • Conspiracy 2nd (felony)
  • Possession of a Prescription Drug Without a Prescription
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession of Marijuana for Personal Use

Morris was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $13,000.00 secure bond.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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*UPDATE #1- TROOPERS ATTEMPTING TO LOCATE ROBBERY SUSPECT*- Lewes

Troopers Attempting to Identify Robbery Suspect- Lewes

 

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