All four suspects were caught and jailed: Tyson B. Beckett, 26, of Frederica, Anthony Long, 18, of Millsboro, Brandon D. Satchell, 25, of Millsboro, and Joshua T. Walker, 29, of Georgetown.
Four men have been arrested by Delaware State Police following a home invasion west of Camden-Wyoming.
The quartet was identified as Tyson B. Beckett, 26, of Frederica, Anthony Long, 18, of Millsboro, Brandon D. Satchell, 25, of Millsboro, and Joshua T. Walker, 29, of Georgetown, division spokesman Sgt. Richard D. Bratz said.
According to police reports, around 2:45 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 23, troopers went to the first block of Moose Lodge Road after a 911 call was received reporting a home invasion with four men involved.
Troopers learned one of the suspects had forced his way into the home and started a struggle with an elderly resident. During the fight, the elderly man was injured but still was able to get his hands on a gun and fire a single shot.
Although the round went into the floor, it apparently scared the home invaders enough that they took the weapon and ran away.
A short time after the 911 call, troopers spotted and stopped a suspicious vehicle on Moose Lodge Road, noting there were four men in the car with evidence linking them to the attack. They were detained until additional troopers arrived, and taken into custody without resisting.
During the arrest, troopers seized two firearms found near one of the suspects, Bratz said.
The victim, whose name was not given, was taken to Bayhealth Hospital Kent Campus and treated for serious although non-life-threatening injuries.
All four suspects were arraigned in JP Court 2 and committed to the Vaughn Correctional Center, Smyrna.
Beckett, Satchell, and Walker all are charged with first-degree assault, home invasion, theft of a firearm, second-degree conspiracy, first-degree reckless endangering, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a person prohibited. All are being held on a $191,250 cash bond.
Long faces the same charges, including an additional count of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited. He is being held on a $211,250 cash bond.