Date/Time: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 6:17AM
Location: Unit Block of Kathleen Drive, Smyrna, DE
Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer
The Dover Police Department arrested James Dobbins (28) on Wednesday morning after a brief standoff in Smyrna. At approximately 6:17AM, officers from the Dover Police Department and US Marshal’s First State Fugitive Task Force attempted to contact Dobbins at a residence in the Unit Block of Kathleen Drive in Smyrna, DE in reference to Dobbins having multiple arrest warrants from Dover and Camden jurisdictions as well as a Violation of Probation and Escape (Absconder from Home Confinement) from Delaware Probation and Parole. Prior to making contact, officers observed a white Cadillac leave the residence, which was reported stolen from Dover. Officers arrested Tony Cobb (31) following a short vehicle and foot pursuit after attempting to stop the vehicle.
Officers then returned to the home on Kathleen Drive and attempted to contact Dobbins, who refused to come outside. The Delaware State Police Special Operations Team responded to assist and Dobbins surrendered a short time later without incident.
The Dover Police Department would like to thank the Smyrna Police Department, Delaware State Police Department, and the US Marshal’s First State Fugitive Task Force for their assistance in this incident.