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6 Teens Arrested in Bridgeville Home Invasion

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Tyquan T.  Matthews Tyquan T. Matthews
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BRIDGEVILLE, Del.— Delaware State Police have arrested six teenagers in connection with a home invasion that occurred over the weekend in the Coverdale Crossroads community east of Bridgeville.

Police said that shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday, four male victims were inside their home on the 20000 block of Mill Park Drive when four suspects entered and confronted the victims at gunpoint. According to investigators, the suspects demanded cash and other personal belongings and one of the suspects fired a round inside the house before fleeing. 

Authorities said two victims were injured during a fight with the suspects, but did not request on-scene medical attention. Responding troopers found two teens walking in the area who matched the description of the suspects and arrested them.

Investigators linked four other suspects to the home invasion. Troopers responded to a home on West Street in Laurel at around 8 a.m. Sunday, with the assistance of Laurel Police Department, were informed that 18-year-old Tyquan T. Matthews of Laurel, Del., and a juvenile suspect from Bridgeville were on the third floor of the home. 

Police said that while the juvenile was taken into custody without incident, Matthews fled down a fire escape to the ground and began fighting with a Laurel police officer. Police said a state trooper deployed his department-issued Taser and ended the confrontation, allowing Matthews to be taken into custody.

The officer was injured during the altercation and was later treated at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and then released. Police said 19-year-old Jason E. Long Jr. and 19-year-old Jervis L. Cox, both of Bridgeville, turned themselves in to troopers at Troop 5 later Sunday afternoon.

Long, Cox, and the three juveniles were each charged with two counts of first-degree robbery, two counts of first-degree attempted robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, home invasion, first-degree burglary, four counts of reckless endangering, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, and second-degree conspiracy. Long and Cox were each ordered held in the Sussex Correctional Institution on $76,000 secured bond.

Matthews was charged with two counts of first-degree robbery, two counts of first-degree attempted robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, home invasion, first-degree burglary, four counts of reckless endangering, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, second-degree conspiracy, second-degree assault on law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, and two counts of criminal mischief. He was committed to SCI on $79,500 secured bail. 

The Bridgeville and Georgetown teens were both committed to the William Marion Stevenson House Detention Center on $65,000 secured bail. The 16-year-old was committed to the William Marion Stevenson House Detention Center on $81,000 secured bail.

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