Two Arrested on Gun and Drug Charges Following Arrest of Second Suspect in February 18th Shooting 3-3-2020

The Dover Police Department arrested a second suspect in connection with the February 18th shooting in Simon Circle.  On Monday, March 2nd, 2020, officers took Brandon Scott (18) and his brother Tyler Scott (20) into custody as they executed a search warrant at their home in the 400 Block of Ann Moore Street in the Eden Hill development. 

Brandon Scott was identified as a second suspect during the investigation into the February 18th shooting that left a 13-year-old injured (see original release below).

 During the search of the residence, officers located the following items:
-9mm handgun
-92 rounds of ammunition
-572 bags of heroin (4.004 grams)
-11 bags of marijuana totaling 12.8 grams
-$1,111 in cash/drug proceeds

Brandon Scott was committed to SCI on a $106,100 cash bond on the following charges stemming from the February 18th shooting:
-Assault 2nd Degree
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Reckless Endangering (4x)
-Criminal Mischief (2x)
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree

Brandon Scott also received a $121,200 cash bond on the following new charges from the search warrant on March 2nd:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Possession of Heroin
-Illegal Gang Participation
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Drug Paraphernalia

Brandon Scott received an additional $25,000 cash bond on a Violation of Probation.

Tyler Scott was committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $121,200 cash bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Possession of Heroin
-Illegal Gang Participation
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Drug Paraphernalia

Tyler Scott

Brandon Scott

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ORIGINAL RELEASE

Incident Number: 50-20-5655

Date/Time:  Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 at 5:58PM

Location:  Simon Circle and West North Street, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department arrested a 20-year-old Dover man after a shooting occurred on Tuesday evening.  At approximately 5;58PM, officers were called to the area of West North Street and Simon Circle for shots fired.  Upon arrival, officers located a 13-year-old male with a graze wound to his face.  The victim was transported to Kent General Hospital where he was treated and released for the injury.  In addition to the victim, two homes were also struck by gunfire.  Arriving officers observed Darius Jean-Baptiste fleeing on foot from the scene.  Jean-Baptiste was apprehended by police and determined to be the suspect in the shooting.  

Darius Jean-Baptiste was committed to SCI in default of $73,200 cash bond on the following charges:
-Assault 2nd Degree
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Reckless Endangering (4x)
-Criminal Mischief (2x)

Darius Jean-Baptiste
Age: 20
Dover, DE

 

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