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Camden- Delaware State Police arrested 55-year-old Malcolm L. Deshields of Camden on felony drug and weapon charges following a criminal investigation and is seeking the public’s assistance with locating 26-year-old Emory Bratcher of Camden, wanted on similar charges.
On February 19, 2021, Delaware State Police responded to a residence on Thomas Harmon Drive to conclude a criminal investigation regarding Malcolm L. Deshields dealing drugs. A search warrant was executed on the residence, and located inside was Deshields. In addition, a 16-year-old male of Camden, a 42-year-old female of Camden, a 62-year-old female of Harrington, and a 61-year-old male of Camden were located inside the residence.
Located during a search of the residence were the following items:
Malcolm L. Deshields
Malcolm L. Deshields was taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop 3 where he was charged with the following crimes:
Deshields was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and released on his own recognizance.
At the time of the incident, the 16-year-old male refused to comply with the troopers commands to place his hands behind his back and resisted arrested. He was charged with the following crime and released:
Also wanted in connection to this investigation is 26-year-old Emory Bratcher of Camden. Delaware State Police are seeking the public’s assistance with locating Bratcher. He is wanted on the following charges:
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Emory Bratcher should contact Delaware State Police Troop 3 by calling 302-697-4454 or 911. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com .
The 42-year-old female of Camden, 62-year-old female of Harrington, and a 61-year-old male of Camden were not charged and were released.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper
Released: 021921 1611