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Four Targeted in Pawn Shop Investigation Enter Guilty Pleas

Date Posted: Friday, April 28th, 2017
Categories:  Consumer Protection Criminal Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

Also former non-profit executive director admits to theft Three men and a woman arrested as part of “Operation Golden Eye,” a multijurisdictional investigation by Delaware Department of Justice, Delaware State Police, United States Postal Service, and the Middletown Police Department, pled guilty for their part in the illegal practices of a Middletown pawn shop. Deputy […]




Career Criminal Convicted for Attempted Knife Attack

Date Posted: Friday, April 21st, 2017
Categories:  Criminal Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

Drug dealer enters plea and is sentenced A 48-year old Wilmington man was found guilty by a Superior Court jury on charges related to an attempted stabbing. In June 2016, Eli Escalera threatened an innocent bystander while holding a knife at a DART bus stop on Route 13 near Memorial Drive in New Castle. The […]




More Gang Members Plead Guilty

Date Posted: Thursday, April 13th, 2017
Categories:  Criminal Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

Other defendants face prison time for assault, weapons, and drug charges A total of 20 members of the Only My Brothers (OMB) gang have now pled guilty to charges included in the 2016 indictment related to the activities of OMB after 3 more members entered pleas and were sentenced in Superior Court. • Anthony Fistzgiles, […]




Rodney Square Killer Convicted

Date Posted: Friday, April 7th, 2017
Categories:  Criminal Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

A Superior Court jury has convicted Calvin Hooker, the man who stabbed another man to death on Rodney Square in 2015. The 26-year-old from Wilmington was found guilty but mentally ill on charges of Murder Second Degree, Aggravated Menacing, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He was also found guilty on two counts of […]




Significant Prison Sentences for Rape, Robbery, Assault, Weapons, and Gang Activity Convictions

Date Posted: Friday, April 7th, 2017
Categories:  Criminal Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

Robert Hearne, 51, of Hockessin was sentenced to 7 life terms plus 80 years in prison for the repeated rape of a child over a 9-year period. Deputy Attorney General Diana Dunn obtained the sentence in Superior Court after Hearne was convicted at trial in January on 7 counts of Rape First Degree, 4 counts […]




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