Delaware State Police are looking for a second suspect in a Felton-area home invasion where the victims subdued one of the burglars.
A group of people held hostage in a recent home invasion overpowered one of their captors and caused a second suspect to become so frustrated he fled the scene of the crime.
The incident took place at 10:40 a.m. Feb. 22, at a home on Iron Mine Road, Felton, said Delaware State Police spokesman Cpl. Thomas Guarini.
Officers arrived at the scene to find the one suspect, identified as Edwin A. Todd, 18, of Harrington, already subdued on the floor, Guarini said.
The victims said two men wearing masks got into the home through a back door and once inside confronted a 22-year-old woman, demanding money and drugs. They canvassed the house and found three other people a 50-year-old woman, a 7-year-old girl and the girl’s 23-year-old mother.
Guarini said Todd held the four women in the living room while his accomplice searched the rest of the home. Then, when Todd was distracted, the women tackled him, held him to the floor and took his handgun. The other suspect came back into the living room, pointed his gun and demanded the women release Todd; they refused and called 911.
The suspect grabbed the phone and ran out the front door, Guarini said.
Todd was taken into custody without further incident after police arrived.
He was charged with robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, receiving a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, conspiracy, possession of drug paraphernalia, endangering the welfare of a child, possession of marijuana and criminal mischief.
He was jailed at the Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna in default of a $46,350 secured bond.
The second suspect has not been caught. He is described as a black man, standing between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall, weighing between 170 and 190 pounds and wearing a black mask.