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Domestic Burglary Suspect Arrested in Maryland After Fleeing from Police

Incident Number: 50-21-21898

Date/Time:  Sunday, July 25th, 2021 at 10:32 p.m.

Location: 500 Block of Ann Moore Street, Dover, DE

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


A domestic burglary suspect is awaiting extradition from Maryland following an incident in Dover.  On July 25th, at 10:32 p.m., officers were called to the 500 Block of Ann Moore Street after a female victim notified officers that Trovarus Eley (41) was inside of her home despite having a Protection From Abuse Order against him.  Officers checked the residence but saw no signs of forced entry.  Officers left the residence but stayed nearby.  A short time later, Eley was seen leaving the residence in a vehicle.  When officers attempted to stop him, Eley continued to drive, leading police throughout the Dover area.  A Dover officer deployed stop sticks, striking several of the suspect’s tires in the area of Bertrand Drive and Forrest Avenue.  Eley continued to drive westbound on Forrest Avenue, eventually making it to Route 301 in Maryland. Officers continued to pursue the vehicle for approximately 26 miles, but discontinued due to safety concerns as they approached the Bay Bridge and the tires on Eley’s vehicle continued to deteriorate.  Eley continued to cross the Bay Bridge and eventually stopped in the area of Exit 32 when the vehicle became disabled.  Eley was taken into custody by Maryland State Police and Maryland Transit Authority without incident.  Eley was charged with DUI by Maryland officials and being held in Maryland pending extradition to Delaware on the below charges:

-Burglary 2nd Degree
-Violation of PFA
-Disregard Police Officer Signal
-Several Traffic Violations
-Domestic Related Offenses by Delaware State Police Troop 9

A mugshot was unavailable at the time of release.