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Suspect Arrested in Home Invasion/Assault of Eldery Man 9-26-14

Deneque Dunham, 39, was arrested late Thursday night after turning herself in to the Dover Police Department.  Dunham was questioned by detectives and arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 7 where she was released on $21,000 unsecured bond.

#: 50-14-25760  Date/Time:  Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 9:20AM

Location: 100 Block of Ann Avenue, Dover, DE

The Dover Police Department is seeking a 39-year-old Dover woman in connection with an early morning home invasion and assault of an elderly man.  At approximately 9:20AM, Deneque Dunham (39) knocked on the residence of a 76-year-old man.  The victim knows the suspect because she had previously been hired to clean his residence.  When the victim refused entry to Dunham, she went to the back door and attempted to enter the residence there.  The victim and Dunham had a confrontation, leading to Dunham throwing the man to the ground outside of his residence.  Dunham then entered the residence and stole medication and the victim’s wallet with an undisclosed amount of cash and various cards.  Dunham exited the rear door and was involved in another altercation with the victim, that led to Dunham throwing him to the ground once more.  The victim suffered lacerations to his mouth, arms, and legs but refused medical treatment.

Deneque Dunham

-Robbery 1st Degree
-Home Invasion
-Assault 2nd Degree

Officer Releasing Information: Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer