Delaware Police: 46 People Arrested During 1-Day "Blitz"

A Dover woman was arrested after providing officers with a fake name.

SMYRNA, Del.- Delaware State Police arrested three people in connection with a shots fired complaint in Smyrna on Tuesday afternoon.

According to police, at around 4:30 p.m., a woman was in her bedroom at her home in the 200 block of Bryn Lane, when a bullet entered the room from the north side of her house. She was not injured.

A man who lives on the same road reported the front door of his home was struck by a bullet, as well, police said.

While police were canvassing the area, they found three people - 27-year-old Joseph Swiggett, 27-year-old Anthony Price and 24-year-old Symone Brooks - walking in the area. Located in their vicinity was a box of unused 9 millimeter ammunition and spent 9 millimeter, .45 caliber and used shotgun ammunition, police said.

Police said further investigation led to the discovery of a .45 caliber handgun and a shotgun in Swiggett's car, which was parked on Mt. Friendship Road. A little while later, a police K-9 found a 9 millimeter handgun concealed in brush along the wood line of Mt. Friendship Road. 

Swiggett, Brooks and Price were charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, first-degree reckless endanger, second-degree conspiracy, two counts of criminal mischief, third-degree criminal trespass and tampering with physical evidence. Price was also charged with possession of a firearm by a person prohibited. 

Swiggett was released after posting $15,001 secured bond, Price was committed to the James. T. Vaughn Correctional Center on a $35,001 cash only bond and Brooks was committed to the Delores J. Baylor Women's Correctional Institution on a $15,001 secured bond. 

Three Arrested Following Smyrna Shots Fired Complaint

Joseph E. Swiggett 

Three Arrested Following Smyrna Shots Fired Complaint

Anthony D. Price 

Three Arrested Following Smyrna Shots Fired Complaint

Symone Brooks 


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