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*UPDATE- Suspect Located* Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance Locating a Wanted Magnolia Man- Magnolia


Date Posted: Thursday, August 5th, 2021

Magnolia, DE- Delaware State Police arrested Denano J. Blair, 44, of Magnolia, on multiple criminal charges thanks to the communities assistance locating him.

On August 4, 2021, at approximately 2:50 a.m., troopers responded to a residence on Joshua Drive for an incident involving a weapon. The investigation determined Denano Blair engaged in a verbal argument with a 20-year-old male acquaintance about his dog barking. During the argument, Blair retrieved a loaded handgun from inside the residence and threatened to shoot the dog, and attempted to strike the victim with the handgun. A computer inquiry revealed Blair is a person prohibited from possessing a firearm, and he violated two active court orders by being at the residence. Blair fled the residence before troopers arrived, and attempts to locate him were unsuccessful. 

Troopers sought the public’s assistance with locating Blair, and on Wednesday afternoon, troopers successfully located him at a residence in Magnolia. Blair was taken into custody without incident and transported to Delaware State Police Troop 3, where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Aggravated Menacing (Felony)
  • Two Counts- Breach of Release

Blair was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and released on a $24,500 unsecured bond.

Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance Locating a Wanted Magnolia Man- Magnolia

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