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Del. Man Arrested for Attempting to Hire Hitman

David T. Yarborough David T. Yarborough

ODESSA, Del.- Police have arrested a Delaware man accused of attempting to hire a hitman to attack two attorneys.

Delaware State Police announced Monday that 28-year-old David T. Yarborough, of Bear, was taken into custody last week and charged with two counts of first-degree attempted assault, two counts of second-degree criminal solicitation and two counts of stalking.

Police said that detectives received a tip last Wednesday from a concerned citizen that Yarborough wanted him to find someone to harm some people. They said a detective, posing as the hitman, called Yarborough in order to gather more information on what he would like done.  Police said Yarborough confirmed he wanted someone killed but later changed his mind and stated he wanted the person seriously injured to the point he would never walk again.  A monetary agreement was then made between Yarborough and the undercover detective, police said.
Authorities said the detectives phoned Yarborough again the next day to confirm the previous arrangements and establish a meeting location. According to police, Yarborough told the detectives that one of the intended victims was an attorney who recently represented him on various criminal charges. Investigators said Yarborough was able to provide the detective with an address where the attorney lives and stated he had been watching the victim's movements, knowing when he left his house in the morning and when he returned home at night. 

On Thursday afternoon, Yarborough met with the undercover detective in the parking lot of the Wawa located on Middletown Odessa Road west of Odessa, where police said the money exchange took place as well as information on the intended target was given. Police said that at that time, Yarborough also provided the detective with another attorney's address and information of whom he also wanted harmed. This victim was determined to be a prosecutor in the Attorney General's Office, police said. They said Yarborough then rode with the undercover trooper to the two intended victims' homes located nearby. Police said that after Yarborough showed the detective the two homes where the victims lived, he was brought back to the Wawa where he was taken into custody.
Following his arrest on the aforementioned charges, Yarborough was ordered held on a $130,000 cash bond.


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