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Arrest Made in October 31st Shooting of Residence 12-4-2020


On December 3rd, the Dover Police Department made an arrest in the October 31st shooting of a residence on Cherry Street.  Charles Blackstock-Stansbury (28) was identified as a suspect in the shooting during the investigation.  On December 3rd, officers observed Blackstock-Stansbury and his girlfriend (Lashae Branch, 31) leaving their shared residence in the 100 Block of Spruance Road.  The pair left in a blue Chevrolet Cobalt, which matched the suspect vehicle description involved in the shooting.  When officers stopped the vehicle, both subject were taken into custody without incident.  Blackstock-Stansbury was in possession of a .45 caliber handgun and marijuana.  It was soon learned that Blackstock-Stansbury and Branch had left their two young children (ages 1 and 3) alone in their residence.  When officers returned to the home, they located the children and a Savage Axis II Precision 6.5 Creedmoor Bolt Action Rifle that was unsecured in the residence where the children had access to it.  

The Delaware Division of Family Services was notified and the children were placed in the care of a relative.

Blackstock-Stansbury was committed to SCI on a $51,000 secured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Reckless Endangering 1st Degree (7x)
-Reckless Endangering 2nd Degree (2x)
-Endangering the Welfare of a Child (2x)
-Criminal Mischief 
-Possession of Marijuana

Lashae Branch was released on an O.R. bond on two counts of Reckless Endangering 2nd Degree.

Charles Blackstock-Stansbury
Dover, DE
Lashae Branch
Dover, DE



Incident Number: 50-20-27651

Date/Time:  Saturday, October 31st, 2020 at 1210 a.m.

Location:  100 Block of Cherry Street, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us

The Dover Police Department is investigating the shooting of an occupied home that occurred in the 100 Block of Cherry Street.  At approximately 12:10 a.m. on Saturday, October 31st, officers responded to the area for a report of shots fired and a residence being struck.    When officers arrived they observed that the a home occupied by seven people was struck at least twice by gunfire.  None of the occupants were injured in the shooting incident.  

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 delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward is possible for information leading to an arrest.