Troopers with the Delaware State Police have arrested a Smyrna man, Lyndon King, in connection with a series of March burglaries committed in the north Dover and south Smyrna areas.
Troopers with the Delaware State Police have arrested a Smyrna man in connection with a series of March burglaries committed in the north Dover and south Smyrna areas.
Lyndon R. King, 25, was taken into custody March 28, after he was found hiding under a bed inside a burglarized home on Juniper Court, Smyrna, said division spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier.
Police were responding to a call about a suspicious person in the area, and already had contacted the owner of one home on Pebble Drive, who told police that several electronic items had been taken. Witnesses in the area said King had been spotted going into the Juniper Court home, Fournier said.
King allegedly punched an arresting trooper several times in the upper body as he was being taken into custody, Fournier said.
A search of the home turned up a laptop that was removed from the home on Pebble Drive, but no other items were found.
King also was linked to a number of other burglaries committed in the Smyrna and Dover areas where jewelry and electronics were stolen and then sold to local pawn shops. In a March 24 incident, it was reported three shotguns were stolen from a homeowner on East Dennys Road and another handgun was stolen on March 20 from a home on Pearsons Corner Road.
Those weapons have not been recovered, Fournier said.
King was charged with five counts of second-degree burglary, four counts of theft of a firearm, five counts of theft, resisting arrest, offensive touching of a law enforcement officer, falsifying business records, theft by false pretense, selling stolen property and four counts of criminal mischief.
He was ordered held at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, Smyrna, in default of a $20,500 secured bond.