Dover Man Arrested After Armed Robbery at First State Inn
Incident Number: 50-22-25918
Date/Time: Monday, August 22, 2022, at 3:46 a.m.
Location: Room at the First State Inn, 1760 North Dupont Highway, Dover, DE
Contact: Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid Email: Ryan.Schmid@cj.state.de.us
Narrative: The Dover Police Department has arrested Keon Cornish, 28, of Dover, DE for an armed robbery that occurred early Monday morning at the First State Inn. Officers were called to a room at the Inn at approximately 3:46 a.m. for the report of an armed robbery. Detectives determined that a suspect entered a room at the First State Inn with a black in color rifle and demanded money from the victims. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money from the victims and fled southbound from the hotel. Through their investigation, Detectives were able to positively identify Cornish as the suspect responsible for the robbery.
On Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 7:07 P.M. Detectives received information that Cornish was staying in a room at the Kent Budget Inn. The Dover Police Department’s Special Operations Response Team (S.O.R.T) was activated and responded to the hotel. The S.O.R.T team was able to take Cornish into custody without incident. Cornish was transported to Dover Police and arraigned through Justice of the Peace Court #2.
Cornish was committed to SCI on $138,000 cash bail on the following charges:
-Robbery First Degree
-Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
-Burglary in the First Degree (Home Invasion)
-Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
-Aggravated Menacing (2x)