A Dover Police Department K-9 officer stopped an armed robbery in progress on the 100 block of South Governors Avenue late Saturday night into Sunday morning and arrested the perpetrators with the aid of back up after a brief pursuit.
The K-9 officer was patrolling the downtown area when he heard a subject screaming for the police while being chased by two suspects on South Governors Avenue, Dover Police Lt. Alan Rachko said. As the officer drove towards them, the suspects observed him and fled to a waiting vehicle he said.
The officer pursued the car onto South New Street where it pulled over, Rachko said. The K-9 officer and an additional police officer who arrived as back up then arrested the three suspects.
Police confiscated a small caliber handgun and three bandanas from the vehicle, Rachko said. It was determined that two of the suspects had covered their faces with the bandanas, displayed the handgun at the victim and demanded money while the third suspect waited in the vehicle to drive them from the scene. The victim fled when he saw the patrol car.
Delvon Henry, 20, of Chestertown, Md., and David Somerville, 20, of Millington, Md., were both charged with robbery in the first degree, possession of firearm during the commission of a felony, wearing a disguise during a felony, conspiracy in the second degree and underage consumption of alcohol. Tyrone Sisco, 20, of Chestertown, Md., was charged with robbery in the first degree, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, conspiracy in the second degree and underage consumption of alcohol, Rachko said.
Henry and Somerville were committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna in lieu of $20,400 secured bond, and Sisco was released after posting his bond, which was also $20,400.