Department of Justice Highlights Include Guilty Verdict in Shooting and Guilty Plea for Heroin Trafficking
WILMINGTON, DE – Deputy Attorneys General within the Delaware Department of Justice had several significant successes last week.
Deputy Attorney General Sonia Augusthy secured a conviction against 26-year-old Marcus Rosser of New Castle, in a jury trial on first degree assault, first degree robbery, two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a person prohibited. Rosser shot a man during a drug deal at the Georgetown Manor Apartments on Christiana Road in New Castle in July 2013, and later that same night robbed another man.
Deputy Attorney General Kelly Breen secured a guilty verdict against Keith Berry, 28, of Wilmington, for resisting arrest. During a motor vehicle stop for loud music in September 2014, Berry became disorderly and refused to comply with officers’ requests.
Deputy Attorneys General Sonia Augusthy and Phillip Casale secured guilty pleas from Antonio Glover, 37, of Wilmington, for drug dealing, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. After receiving a tip, officers found drugs and guns. Glover was sentenced to a minimum mandatory of three years in prison.
Deputy Attorneys General Mark Denney, Jamie McCloskey, and Allison Abessinio secured a guilty plea from William Barksdale, 35, of Wilmington, to super-weight drug dealing and possession of a firearm by a person prohibited. Barksdale was the leader of the heroin trafficking activity at the Silver Springs Apartment complex in 2013 and 2014. He faces sentencing as a habitual offender in August.
Deputy Attorney General Jenna Milecki secured guilty pleas for second degree burglary and theft, from 23-year-old Scotty O’Brien, of Wilmington. In September 2014, O’Brien broke into a home in the 400 block of Lore Avenue in Wilmington, and took a number of items. O’Brien faces a one year minimum mandatory sentence, but could receive up to nine years in prison.
Deputy Attorneys General Kelly Breen and Danielle Brennan secured a guilty plea from Richard Weddington, 46, of New Castle, for attempted robbery, and possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited. In September 2014, Weddington walked into the Rite Aid Drug Store in the 2000 block of New Castle Avenue in New Castle, displayed a knife, and demanded money. Weddington ran from the store before getting any money. A habitual offender motion will be filed, resulting in a mandatory 28-year prison sentence for the attempted robbery.
Deputy Attorneys General Matthew Frawley and Phillip Casale secured a guilty plea from Andrew Flach, 25, of Galena, Maryland for first degree attempted robbery. In August 2014, Flach tried to steal the purse from a 71-year-old woman in the parking lot of the Dove Run Shopping Center in Middletown. Immediately following his plea, Flach was sentenced to the minimum mandatory three years in prison.