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  Category: Department of Justice Press Releases


Magnolia man sentenced for child sexual abuse

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019

A Magnolia man has been sentenced by a Superior Court judge for continuous sexual abuse of a child. Emmanuel Wright, 20, engaged in a pattern of sexual and physical abuse began when the victim was 12 years old and continued for approximately 2 years until Wright was arrested in late 2018. An investigation found Wright […]




DOJ warns Delawareans about jury duty phone scam

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Featured Posts | News | Date Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Delaware Department of Justice Consumer Protection Unit is alerting residents of a phone scam regarding missed jury duty service. Similar scams have been reported in the past. In the scam, consumers receive a call from a (302) area code. After answering, a live caller referring to themselves as “Major,” and claiming to have a […]




Prison sentence for 2017 murder

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Friday, August 9, 2019

A Queens, NY man was sentenced by a Superior Court judge for a Wilmington murder. In September 2017, Sandy Lashley, 31, shot and killed Allen Melton of Wilmington after Melton attempted to intervene in an altercation on Cedar Street between his girlfriend and Lashley’s female friend. Lashley pleaded guilty in May to Murder Second Degree […]




DOJ announces early success in child support absconder initiative

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Thursday, August 8, 2019

The Delaware Department of Justice’s Family Division announced that a new targeting of child support absconders has resulted in location of individuals who collectively owe more than $1 million in child support payments in order for them to begin paying support to their families. Led by Deputy Attorney General Phyllis Scully, Special Investigator William McGillan, […]




Prison for Man Who Murdered His Grandmother

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, August 2, 2019

Department of Justice hosts forum on re-entry after incarceration A 31-year-old Georgetown man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to murdering his grandmother. Deputy Attorneys General Michael Tipton and Amanda Nyman secured the plea and sentence for George Bailey, III. In October 2018, Bailey choked 69-year-old Lorraine Bradley to death […]







  Category: Department of Justice Press Releases


Magnolia man sentenced for child sexual abuse

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019

A Magnolia man has been sentenced by a Superior Court judge for continuous sexual abuse of a child. Emmanuel Wright, 20, engaged in a pattern of sexual and physical abuse began when the victim was 12 years old and continued for approximately 2 years until Wright was arrested in late 2018. An investigation found Wright […]




DOJ warns Delawareans about jury duty phone scam

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Featured Posts | News | Date Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Delaware Department of Justice Consumer Protection Unit is alerting residents of a phone scam regarding missed jury duty service. Similar scams have been reported in the past. In the scam, consumers receive a call from a (302) area code. After answering, a live caller referring to themselves as “Major,” and claiming to have a […]




Prison sentence for 2017 murder

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Friday, August 9, 2019

A Queens, NY man was sentenced by a Superior Court judge for a Wilmington murder. In September 2017, Sandy Lashley, 31, shot and killed Allen Melton of Wilmington after Melton attempted to intervene in an altercation on Cedar Street between his girlfriend and Lashley’s female friend. Lashley pleaded guilty in May to Murder Second Degree […]




DOJ announces early success in child support absconder initiative

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Thursday, August 8, 2019

The Delaware Department of Justice’s Family Division announced that a new targeting of child support absconders has resulted in location of individuals who collectively owe more than $1 million in child support payments in order for them to begin paying support to their families. Led by Deputy Attorney General Phyllis Scully, Special Investigator William McGillan, […]




Prison for Man Who Murdered His Grandmother

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, August 2, 2019

Department of Justice hosts forum on re-entry after incarceration A 31-year-old Georgetown man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to murdering his grandmother. Deputy Attorneys General Michael Tipton and Amanda Nyman secured the plea and sentence for George Bailey, III. In October 2018, Bailey choked 69-year-old Lorraine Bradley to death […]