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Troopers Arrest Camden Man on Drug and Weapon Charges and Seeking Public’s Assistance Locating Wanted Camden Man


Date Posted: Friday, February 19th, 2021

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:

  • Approximately 48.56 grams of cocaine
  • Approximately 36.32 grams of marijuana
  • 1- Glock 22 .40 caliber handgun
  • 1- Beretta APX .40 caliber handgun
  • 1- Smith and Wesson .22 caliber rifle
  • Drug Paraphernalia
  • Magazines and ammunition for the various weapon

 

                      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:

  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance Tier 3 Quantity- Cocaine (Felony)
  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

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:

  • Resisting Arrest

 

                             Emory Bratcher

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:

  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance Tier 3 Quantity- Cocaine (Felony)
  • 3 counts- Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • 3 counts- Breach of Conditions of Bonds

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

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