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Troopers Arrest Four Suspects for Felony Assault at Royal Farms – Rehoboth Beach


Date Posted: Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Deshawn Potts
Ashley Potts
Ashley Davis

Rehoboth Beach – The Delaware State Police have arrested four suspects on felony assault and other related charges.

The incident occurred on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at approximately 11:43 p.m. Troopers were dispatched to the Royal Farms located at 18904 Coastal Hwy, Royal Farms, Rehoboth Beach, in reference to a fight in progress. Upon Troopers arrival, they made contact with two victims, a 19 year-old female from Rehoboth Beach and a 22 year-old male from Milford, who were both employees of the store. It was reported that four suspects, one of whom is the ex-boyfriend of the female victim, entered the store and began assaulting the female. The male victim attempted to stop the assault, but one of the suspects turned on him. The male suspect ran to a vehicle parked outside of the store and retrieved a handgun. As the male victim ran away, the suspect entered the store with the handgun, but quickly exited with all the other suspects as police sirens were heard approaching. All the suspects entered their sole vehicle in the parking lot and fled.

The female victim was treated for her injuries at a local hospital.

The male victim did not require medical attention.

The suspects were identified as Deshawn Potts 19 year-old of Lincoln, Ashley Potts 30 year-old of Dover, Ashley Davis 19 year-old of Lincoln, and a 17 year-old juvenile of Milton.

All suspects turned themselves in at Troop 7 and were charge with the following:

Deshawn Potts:

  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Assault 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Aggravated Menacing (Felony)
  • Riot (Felony)
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Disorderly Conduct

Deshawn was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on a $36,000.00 unsecured bond.

Ashley Potts:

  • Assault 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Riot (Felony)
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Disorderly Conduct

Ashley Potts was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on an $8,000.00 unsecured bond.

Ashley Davis:

  • Assault 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Riot (Felony)
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Disorderly Conduct

Ashley Davis was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on her own recognizance.

17 year-old Juvenile (Not Pictured Above):

  • Assault 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Riot (Felony)
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Disorderly Conduct

The Juvenile was processed at the Troop and turned back over to her guardian with a later court date.

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