Harrington Police arrested four local men earlier this month in connection with one armed robbery and one attempted robbery at the Diamond Court Apartments.
The first incident occurred shortly before 11 p.m. on Dec. 13, when a victim was assaulted by three men in the parking lot of Diamond Court Apartments. During the assault, the men displayed a handgun, threw the victim to the ground and took the victim’s shoes and money before fleeing the scene, according to Harrington Police Department spokesman Lt. Earl Brode.
The second incident took place at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 16, when three men knocked on an apartment door and pointed a handgun at the victim who answered the door, threatening the victim with the weapon. The suspects then fled the scene on foot, Brode said.
A police investigation revealed the four suspects as Harrington residents 18-year-old Antonia Bynum, 16-year-old Michael T. Stevens, 15-year-old Matthew T. Brown and 15-year-old Laquan Johnson. The Harrington Police Department then obtained warrants for the arrest of all four subjects, Brode said.
Johnson turned himself in to police on Dec. 19 and was charged with aggravated menacing, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and second-degree conspiracy. He was processed at the Harrington Police Department, transported to Justice of the Peace Court 7 for arraignment and committed to the Stevenson House Juvenile Detention Facility in default of $12,000 secured bond.
Brown and Stevens were taken into custody at their residences in Diamond Court Apartments on Dec. 20. Brown and Stevens were each charged with aggravated menacing, two counts of second-degree conspiracy, first-degree robbery, offensive touching, theft under $1,500 and two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Both were arraigned via video phone at Kent County Family Court and committed to the Stevenson House Juvenile Detention Facility in default of $23,000 secured bond.
Bynum turned himself in to police on Dec. 20. Bynum was charged with first-degree robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, second-degree conspiracy, theft under $1,500 and offensive touching. Bynum was arraigned via video phone at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $108,000 cash bond.