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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley
Georgetown, Delaware – The Delaware State Police have arrested 34 year-old, Alvaro E. Marroquinn on Assault 1st (F) and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony charges (F), stemming from an assault that occurred on February 4, 2020.
On February 4, 2020 a warrant was obtained charging Defendant Alvaro E. Marroquinn with Assault 1st and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony. Investigation revealed Marroquinn is alleged to have shot an acquaintance in the head while the two were in the area of Garden Circle in Georgetown, De, Marroquinn fled the scene and his whereabouts have remained unknown since this date. However, several law enforcement agencies assisted in attempting to locate him with negative results. Through investigative measures, it was learned that Marroquinn had returned to Guatemala and Mexico. On June 6, 2020 DSP Troop 4 Detectives were contacted and advised that Marroquinn had been apprehended by the United States Border Patrol in Arizona, while attempting to re-enter the country. At that time his extradition was confirmed. On September 11, 2020 DSP Troop 4 Detectives were advised Marroquinn would be transported to Troop 4 by State Detectives. Marroquinn had been transported to Philadelphia, PA, and furthermore turned over to State Detectives in Wilmington, DE by US Marshals on September 11, 2020.
Marroquinn was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 3 (with the assistance of a language phone line). Marroquinn also had an outstanding (issued in 2015) warrant for Failure to Appear on a previous Assault charge. Subsequently, Marroquinn was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a total of $500,000 cash only bail for the Assault 1st Degree and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony charges, and $1,000 secured bail on the outstanding capias.
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