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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley

*Update- Suspects Arrested* Delaware State Police Conducting Homicide Investigation

Date Posted: Saturday, March 4th, 2023

Delaware State Police arrested Jaron Curtis, 24, of Dagsboro, DE, and Kevin Stone, 61, of Georgetown, DE for murder and related charges following an incident at the end of February.

On February 27, 2023, at approximately 8:28 p.m., the Georgetown Police Department responded to the Dunbarton Apartments for a reported shooting. When officers arrived on the scene, they located a male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds inside an apartment. A preliminary investigation reveals that the victim was a visitor at the apartment. A female knocked on the apartment door. The victim answered and let the female in. Once the female was inside the apartment, an unknown male suspect forced the apartment door open and shot the victim several times. The suspects then fled on foot. Emergency Medical Services arrived on the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Jaron Curtis
Jaron Curtis
Kevin Stone
Kevin Stone

Through investigative means, detectives determined Jaron Curtis and Kevin Stone were the suspects in the homicide and obtained warrants for their arrest. On March 3, 2023, a search warrant was conducted by members of the Maryland State Police and the U.S. Marshalls Fugitive Task Force at a residence on Bethel Road, in Berlin, MD.  During the execution of the search warrant, Jaron Curtis was taken into custody without incident.  Jaron Curtis was arrested on an out-of-state fugitive warrant and is being held by the Department of Corrections pending extradition to Delaware on the charges of Murder 1st Degree (Felony), Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony), and Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony).

Also on March 3, 2023, Kevin Stone was charged while in custody at the Sussex Correctional Institution. He was charged with Murder 1st Degree (Felony) and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony). Stone was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and remained in the custody of the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $1,060,000 cash bond.

The Delaware State Police would like to thank our allied law enforcement agencies to include the Georgetown Police Department, Maryland State Police, and the U.S. Marshalls Fugitive Task Force for their assistance in this investigation leading to a successful resolution.

Delaware State Police Conducting Homicide Investigation

The Homicide Unit is still actively investigating this incident. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective B. McDerby by calling 302-741-2821. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

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