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Inmates Sentenced for Riot in Vaughn Correctional Center

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Featured Posts | Date Posted: Friday, September 13, 2019

Other defendants plea to drug, weapons, and robbery charges A Superior Court judge sentenced three inmates Friday for their roles in the 2017 Vaughn prison riot, which resulted in the murder of correctional officer Lt. Steven Floyd. Dwayne Staats, 37, sentenced to two life sentences in prison plus 153 years for his conviction on 2 […]




Guilty Plea from Man Who Dragged State Trooper With SUV

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, September 6, 2019

Witness intimidation sends man to prison A 30-year-old Seaford man who tried to flee from a traffic stop with a state trooper holding on to his moving vehicle pleaded guilty in Superior Court. Deputy Attorney General John Donahue secured the plea to Assault Second Degree, Reckless Endangering, and Resisting Arrest from Brandon Showell. In June […]




Murder at State Museum Sends Man to Prison

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019

Other defendants sentenced on kidnapping, manslaughter, assault, and weapons charges Malcolm Casson, a Dover man who stabbed another man to death on the grounds of a state museum, has pleaded guilty to a 2018 murder. In February 2018, State Police were called to the John Dickinson House off of Kitts Hummock Road in Dover after […]




Statement on Beatriz Fana-Ruiz

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The Department of Justice on Tuesday released the following statement: Beatriz Fana-Ruiz recklessly started a fire in the basement of the home where she lived, resulting in the tragic deaths of three Wilmington Fire Department Firefighters and serious injury to another. While her motivation in setting the fire was a reaction to her living conditions, […]




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: Criminal Division


Inmates Sentenced for Riot in Vaughn Correctional Center

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Featured Posts | Date Posted: Friday, September 13, 2019

Other defendants plea to drug, weapons, and robbery charges A Superior Court judge sentenced three inmates Friday for their roles in the 2017 Vaughn prison riot, which resulted in the murder of correctional officer Lt. Steven Floyd. Dwayne Staats, 37, sentenced to two life sentences in prison plus 153 years for his conviction on 2 […]




Guilty Plea from Man Who Dragged State Trooper With SUV

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, September 6, 2019

Witness intimidation sends man to prison A 30-year-old Seaford man who tried to flee from a traffic stop with a state trooper holding on to his moving vehicle pleaded guilty in Superior Court. Deputy Attorney General John Donahue secured the plea to Assault Second Degree, Reckless Endangering, and Resisting Arrest from Brandon Showell. In June […]




Murder at State Museum Sends Man to Prison

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019

Other defendants sentenced on kidnapping, manslaughter, assault, and weapons charges Malcolm Casson, a Dover man who stabbed another man to death on the grounds of a state museum, has pleaded guilty to a 2018 murder. In February 2018, State Police were called to the John Dickinson House off of Kitts Hummock Road in Dover after […]




Statement on Beatriz Fana-Ruiz

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The Department of Justice on Tuesday released the following statement: Beatriz Fana-Ruiz recklessly started a fire in the basement of the home where she lived, resulting in the tragic deaths of three Wilmington Fire Department Firefighters and serious injury to another. While her motivation in setting the fire was a reaction to her living conditions, […]




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 […]