A Milford man who was arrested last week in connection with a pair of residential burglaries is now facing additional charges in another burglary case and an attempted armed robbery.
Police charged 23-year-old Ryan A. Doneker in those crimes on Wednesday, concluding multiple investigations by detectives from the Milford Police Department and Delaware State Police.
According to Detective Dwight Young of the Milford Police Department, Donneker stole more than $1,500 worth of materials and equipment from the City of Milford’s Public Works Complex at 180 Vickers Drive on the morning of Aug. 2.
He is charged with third-degree burglary and theft in that case, Young said.
Doneker also is accused of attempting to rob the Dash In convenience store at gunpoint on Aug. 10.
In that incident, Doneker entered store at 8 S. Dupont Highway about 3 a.m. and pointed a rifle at the clerk while demanding money, Young said.
Doneker fled the store without any money and no one was injured.
He is charged with first-degree attempted robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited and aggravated menacing in connection with that incident, Young said.
State police arrested Doneker last week at the Super 8 Motel in the 700 block of Bay Road, north of Milford, in connection with a pair of residential burglaries he also allegedly committed earlier this month.
According to state police, Doneker and 24-year-old Gary P. Gray of Milford stole guns, electronic and jewelry from a home in the 500 block of Church Hill Road in Milford on Aug. 5 and a home in the 2100 block of Front Street in Houston on Aug. 7.
When troopers located both men at the Milford-area motel on Friday, Doneker reportedly attempted to flee, but was apprehended after an officer subdued him with a stun gun, state police said.
Gray was taken into custody without incident, police said.
Doneker and Gray each are charged with multiple counts of burglary, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, theft of a firearm, possession of burglary tools, theft over $1,500, second-degree conspiracy and criminal mischief in connection with the residential burglaries.
Doneker also was charged with a single count of resisting arrest.
Doneker has been held at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Institution in Smyrna on a $76,700 secured bond since Aug. 11, according to a Department of Corrections spokesman.
Additional bond amounts resulting from the additional charges filed by the Milford Police Department were not immediately available Thursday.