Out of State Fugitive Arrested in General’s Green 1-29-2021

Date:  Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 

Location: 300 Block of Billie Mitchell Lane, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

On January 27th, the US Marshals Service and members of Dover PD Safe Streets responded to a home in the 300 Block of Billie Mitchell Lane, General’s Green Apartments, Dover, DE 19901 in reference to locating Corey Lewis (30) in reference to an out of state fugitive warrant with a $1 billion dollar cash bail and a $200,000.00 cash bail warrant.  US Marshals attempted to make contact with Lewis who then proceeded to barricade the door of the apartment, preventing entry.  Delaware State Police was then notified and responded to the scene.  US Marshals made contact with Lewis via phone and were negotiating him coming out while the Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team started to respond to the area. 

Lewis eventually exited the apartment on his own and was subsequently taken into custody without further incident.  He was found to have a quantity of marijuana and United States Currency on his person.  The apartment had an odor of marijuana emanating from it and Delaware State Police officers applied for a search warrant.  Upon approval, officers who were already on scene executed the search warrant.  An additional quantity of marijuana and a digital scale was recovered as a result of the search warrant.  A total of 172.13 grams of marijuana, $400.00 USC and a digital scale was recovered.  Lewis was charged with Drug Dealing, Resisting Arrest, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Lewis was then committed to SCI on an out of state detainer.  

Corey Lewis was  wanted out of Kent County Superior Court for Failure to Appear – Final Case Review on the following charges: Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony X2, in violation of Delaware Code Title 11 Section 1447 (class B Felony),  Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (X2) in violation of Delaware Code Title 11 Section 1448 (class C Felony), Possession with Intent to Deliver a Tier 4 Quantity of Heroin in violation of Delaware Code Title 11 Section 4752 (class B Felony) and other associated drug charges in Kent Superior Court.  The original crime occurred on April 30, 2019 and a $200,000 cash capias was issued on November 2nd, 2020. 

Lewis also had a capias for his arrest out of Justice of the Peace Court 7 for Failure to Appear on being a Fugitive from Another State in violation of Delaware Code Title 11 Section 2513 (unclassified Misdemeanor).  Lewis was wanted out of Warrington Township Police Department (Pennsylvania) for numerous burglary charges.  Lewis was arrested on March 29th, 2020 by Dover Police and found to have active warrants out of Warrington Township Police.  Lewis fought extradition back to Pennsylvania and was able to post bail.  Lewis then failed to appear in Justice of the Peace Court 7 on July 15, 2020 and a 1 million dollar capias was issued.

Corey Lewis

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