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Former Employees of Fire Company, Charter School Plead Guilty In Separate Cases

Date Posted: Friday, July 28th, 2017
Categories:  Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases News

Other Recent Cases Include Murder 2nd, Attempted Murder, Robbery, Weapons, Drugs

In two cases investigated and prosecuted by DOJ’s Office of Civil Rights and Public Trust:

Pace Campbell, 42, of Wilmington pled guilty to one count of felony theft and one count of Second Degree Forgery involving funds from the Wilmington Manor Fire Company, where she was an employee. During her employment, she forged three checks and stole funds. Campbell was sentenced by a Superior Court judge to 2 years of supervised probation. Campbell must also pay restitution in the amount of $9,817.40, have no adverse contact with Fire Company and its employees and board members, and participate in substance abuse evaluation and treatment. Deputy Attorneys General Dennis Kelleher and Brionna Denby, with the work of Special Investigator Jean Rothenburger, secured the guilty plea.

Tennell Brewington, a former Head of School at the Family Foundations Academy charter school in New Castle, pled guilty to Unlawful Use of a Credit Card, which is a felony, and Official Misconduct for misusing a state-issued purchasing credit card used during her employment with Family Foundations Academy. Brewington, 47, of New Castle, was sentenced by a Superior Court judge to 3 years in prison suspended for 1 year of supervised probation and one year of unsupervised probation. Brewington must pay restitution in an amount that will be determined by the court, and have no contact with Family Foundations Academy. Deputy Attorney General Dennis Kelleher and the work of Special Investigator Brittney Ketler secured the guilty plea.

In other recent cases:

Brian Goodwin, 34, of Newark pled guilty to Murder Second Degree for the April 2016 shooting death of Lauren Steed and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony. The investigation by Detective Hector Garcia of the New Castle County Police revealed that Goodwin had shot Steed at his home in New Castle, then reported the incident the following day. Deputy Attorneys General Sonia Augusthy and A.J. Roop prosecuted the case. Goodwin’s sentencing by a Superior Court judge will take place in September.

A 29-year-old Wilmington man was sentenced to 15 years in prison after being found guilty of Attempted Murder by a Superior Court jury. Deputy Attorney General Dan McBride secured the sentence for Thomas Rivers for the attempted murder of Shurki Brown in Wilmington. In April of 2015, Brown and his acquaintance were getting into a vehicle on the 300 block of W. 7th Street when Rivers approached Brown and shot him multiple times. Five days later, Rivers was taken into custody with assistance from members of Operation Safe Streets and Probation and Parole.

Deputy Attorneys General Kelly Sheridan and Jamie McCloskey secured prison sentences for two New Castle men who committed a string of Bear robberies. In August 2016, Jaak Norman, 19, and Brandon Anderson, 18, committed armed robberies at a Dollar Tree in the Bear area multiple times over the course of 2 ½ weeks. Norman pled guilty to Robbery First Degree, Robbery Second Degree, Attempted Robbery Second Degree, Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony and Conspiracy Second and was sentenced to a total of 5 years in prison by a Superior Court judge. Anderson pled guilty to Robbery First Degree, Robbery Second Degree, Attempted Robbery Second Degree and Conspiracy Second Degree and was sentenced to a total of 3 years in prison by a Superior Court judge.

A Superior Court jury convicted Jordan Harris, 21, of Lincoln on weapons charges and multiple traffic offenses. Prosecuted by Deputy Attorney General Lindsay Taylor, Harris was found guilty of Possession of a Firearm By a Person Prohibited, Possession of a Firearm Ammunition By a Person Prohibited, Resisting Arrest, and Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and minor traffic offenses. In July 2016, Delaware State Police responded to the 400 block of North Street in Milford regarding a separate case when they witnessed a car occupied by Harris and a passenger driving erratically, which triggered a low-speed pursuit. Harris faces a 5-year minimum mandatory sentence on the Possession of a Firearm By a Person Prohibited charge when sentenced in September.

Deputy Attorney General Haley King secured a drug-related conviction after a seven-day trial in Superior Court for a 45-year-old Selbyville man. In August 2016, Roderick Mumford, who has had multiple prior drug trafficking convictions, was found in possession of cocaine, heroin, and marijuana after officers executed a search warrant at Mumford’s home in the Houston Acres neighborhood in Millsboro. The cocaine that was found during the execution of the search warrant was a Tier 5 amount of the drug. Mumford was convicted of Money Laundering, Tier 5 Possession (Cocaine), Tier 4 Drug Dealing (Cocaine) and Drug Dealing (Heroin) and he will be sentenced by a Superior Court judge in September.

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