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Troopers Make Arrest in Selbyville Convenience Store Robbery

Date Posted: Saturday, January 22nd, 2022

Sussex County, DE- Delaware State Police arrested two Sussex County men for the robbery of a Selbyville convenience store.

On January 21, 2022, Delaware State Police concluded a several-week robbery investigation with a search warrant executed at a residence in the 36000 block of Blackstone Drive, Ocean View. On December 26, 2021, troopers responded to Shore Stop located at Lighthouse Road and Zion Church Road, Selbyville, for a robbery. The investigation determined the male suspect exits the passenger side of a vehicle before entering the business and robbing the clerk at gunpoint. The male flees Shore Stop with an undisclosed amount of money and is seen re-entering the vehicle he exited. The clerk was not injured during the incident.

Through investigative leads and assistance from the community, Lucas S. Powell, 42, of Millville, and Leck Lyons, 47, of Ocean View, were identified as possible suspects. Powell was located and taken into custody during the search warrant without incident. Evidence was located at the residence believed to be connected to the robbery. In addition, approximately 3.3 grams of a counterfeit substance, posed as cocaine and drug paraphernalia, was located. Lyons was taken into custody without incident as he operated Powell’s vehicle. A 38-year-old Laurel woman was also taken into custody at the residence for an active capias. All three subjects were transported to Delaware State Police Troop 4, where they were charged with the following crimes:


Lucas Powell

  • Robbery First Degree (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)
  • Aggravated Menacing (Felony)
  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Counterfeit Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Powell was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $148,000.00 cash bond.



Leck Lyons

  • Robbery First Degree (Felony)
  • Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony)
  • Possession of Marijuana (Civil Violation)
  • Multiple Traffic Violations

Lyons was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $62,000.00 cash bond.

The 38-year-old Laurel woman was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 for her capias and released on her own recognizance.

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