Seven Arrested on Drugs and Firearms Charges, Including Four Gang Members 2-22-2018

Date/Time:   Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Location: Multiple Locations (See narrative for details)

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

Narrative:

The Dover Police Department arrested seven people, including four gang members, on Wednesday afternoon.  The arrests were made by the Dover Police Department, ATF Task Force, and Delaware Probation and Parole, following a drug and firearm investigation.  During the investigation, officers stopped a vehicle in the area of West North Street and Governors Avenue on Wednesday afternoon.  When the vehicle stopped, passenger Jaymere Lewis (22) fled on foot and left three other suspects inside of the car.  As he ran, Lewis threw a loaded .32 caliber handgun which was later recovered by officers.  Lewis was successfully apprehended following a brief foot chase.

Jaleel Wayman (22), Tori Snyder (17), and Michael Taylor (19) were all inside of the vehicle stopped by police and taken into custody.  The suspects were found in possession of 51.9 grams of marijuana and a digital scale.

As a result of the traffic stop, officers obtained a search warrant for an apartment at 74 Par Haven Drive in Dover.  Upon entry into the residence, officers arrested three additional suspects inside.  Karriem Keys (53), Brentney Birkett (23), and Syncere Friends (18) were all taken into custody without incident.  Keys was found with 6.6 grams of marijuana.  Both Birkett and Friends were found with a small amount of marijuana and a loaded .380 caliber handgun which was later found to be reported stolen.

Friends, Lewis, and Wayman were also issued an administrative warrant (Violation of Probation) by Delaware Probation and Parole.

Jaymere Lewis
Dover, DE
CHARGES:
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Resisting Arrest
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Illegal Gang participation
-Violation of Probation
BOND: $37,000 Secured (JTVCC)

Jaleel Wayman
Harrington, DE
CHARGES:
-Resisting Arrest
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Violation of probation
BOND: JTVCC on Violation of Probation

Tori Snyder
Dover, DE
CHARGES:
-Possession of Marijuana
-Drug Paraphernalia
BOND: Released on Criminal Summons

Michael Taylor
Dover, DE
CHARGES:
-Resisting Arrest
-Illegal Gang Participation
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Receiving Stolen Firearm
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Marijuana
BOND: $13,500 Secured (JTVCC)

Karriem Keys
Dover, DE
CHARGES:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Drug Paraphernalia
BOND: $5,250 Unsecured

Brentney Birkett
Dover, DE
CHARGES:
-Illegal Gang Participation
-Receiving Stolen Firearm
-Possession of Firearm by Person prohibited
-Possession of Marijuana
-Drug Paraphenernalia
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Resisting Arrest
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
BOND: $35,000 Secured (Baylor Women’s Correctional Center)

Syncere Friends
Felton, DE
CHARGES:
-Illegal Gang Participation
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Receiving Stolen Firearm
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Violation of Probation
BOND: $31,500 Secured (JTVCC)

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