Delilah Boyer, 21, of Harrington, and Marvin Burton, 21, of Rehoboth Beach, both arrested.
A fight between a Harrington woman, her boyfriend, and the woman’s family have led to firearms charges in Rehoboth Beach.
Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said the incident took place at about 11:10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2 at a home on Johnson Street in the beach community.
The two suspects were identified as Delilah Boyer, 21, of Harrington, and Marvin Burton, 21, of Rehoboth Beach, she said.
When they arrived at the home, troopers found Boyer’s 19-year-old brother suffering from a head wound after Burton allegedly had hit him with a handgun.
In short, Jaffe said, Burton and Boyer drove to her mother’s home where Burton confronted the 19-year-old, leading to a fight. Burton went back to the couple’s car, a Kia Sol, and Boyer started driving toward her brother and two others.
Although she missed hitting them, she ran into a tree, blowing out the windshield and passenger window, Jaffe said.
Boyer got out of the car and began yelling at the others while Burton took the handgun from the car’s glove box and again started a fight with the brother, causing the head wound.
During the fight, the gun went off, and the brother was able to grab the magazine.
In the meantime, Boyer’s 50-year-old mother came out of the house and got into a fight with her daughter. Burton and Boyer eventually got into the damaged car and drove off.
Troopers found the Kia with Boyer inside in the Aspen Meadows subdivision and took her into custody. Burton was arrested at his home on East Atlantic Circle shortly afterward.
Boyer’s brother was taken to a local area hospital where he was treated and released. Burton’s mother sustained minor injuries but refused medical treatment; the others were not hurt, Jaffe said.
Troopers found a loaded .40-caliber handgun magazine at the scene.
A search warrant at Burton’s home led to the discovery of more ammunition as well as a leather holster.
Burton, who is charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, two counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited, second-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangering and second-degree conspiracy, was ordered held at the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $100,000 cash-only bond.
Boyer is charged with three counts each of possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony and aggravated menacing, as well as single counts of second-degree conspiracy and third-degree assault.
She was ordered held at the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on an $80,000 secured bond.