Arrest Made in Hotel Room Robbery. 5-14-2020
UPDATE: DeShaun Harris was arrested by the Dover Police Department on May 14th, 2020 at approximately 11:30AM at a home in the Unit Block of S. Governors Avenue without incident. Harris was committed to SCI on a $92,500 secured bond on the following charges:
-Robbery 1st Degree
-Assault 1st Degree
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Burglary 1st Degree
-Wearing a Disguise During Commission of Felony
-Conspiracy 2nd Degree
-Assault 2nd Degree (2x)
Incident Number: 50-20-12413
Date/Time: Sunday, May 10th, 2020 at 12:38PM
Location: Kent Budget Inn, 383 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE
Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer
The Dover Police Department is searching for a suspect in a robbery that occurred on Sunday afternoon. At approximately 12:38PM, two black males forced entry into a hotel room at the Kent Budget Inn and demanded cash while pointing a firearm at the three occupants. The suspects stole one woman’s purse and an undisclosed amount of cash from another victim. During the incident a male victim (36) sustained a minor laceration to his forehead after being struck by a suspect, a female victim (45) sustained a lip injury after being struck by a suspect, and a 60-year-old female sustained a lower leg injury that required surgery at Kent General Hospital.
Detectives were able to review area surveillance and identify Deshaun Harris (42) as one of the suspects involved in the incident. Harris has a last known address of Lebanon Road in Dover, DE.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delawarecrimestoppers.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.