A 20-year-old Dover man, Ronnier Elmore, wanted in connection with multiple Milford-area burglaries was arrested Sept. 26.
A 20-year-old Dover man wanted in connection with multiple Milford-area burglaries was arrested Sept. 26 by U.S. marshals with the assistance of the Milford Police Department.
The suspect, Ronnier Elmore, was taken into custody at a residence in the 200 block of S.E. 2nd Street in connection with two separate theft incidents that occurred at the Milford Wal-Mart and Wawa stores on July 5, as well as an armed robbery that occurred at a business in the 200 block of Rehoboth Boulevard on June 23, said Milford Police Department spokesman Det. Dwight Young.
Investigation revealed that during the June 23 incident, Elmore, along with two other suspects, entered the North Rehoboth Boulevard business and brandished a handgun. The suspects assaulted two clerks, and Elmore struck the deli clerk several times with the handgun, Young said.
Elmore and the other two suspects forced the front counter clerk to open the store safe and register, from which they took a large amount of money along with the wallet of one of the clerks. All three fled the store on foot, Young said.
In addition, Elmore was also wanted two times out of Kent County Court of Common Pleas, two times out of Justice of the Peace Court 2 and Justice of the Peace Court 6 on unrelated warrants, Young said.
For his alleged involvement with the robbery on North Rehoboth Boulevard, Elmore was charged with two counts of first-degree robbery, three counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by person prohibited, second-degree assault, three counts of aggravated menacing, tampering with physical evidence, second-degree conspiracy, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, third-degree assault, terroristic threatening and criminal mischief under $1,000.
On July 5, Elmore and two other suspects, identified as 19-year-old Dover resident Jamichael Peck and 19-year-old Bridgeville resident Sawndale Auguste, allegedly used a stolen credit card to purchase merchandise at Wal-Mart and Wawa on multiple occasions, Young said.
For his alleged involvement with those thefts, Elmore was charged with identity theft, third-degree forgery, second-degree conspiracy, two counts of unlawful use of a credit card and receiving stolen property under $1,500.
Elmore was arraigned and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution, Georgetown, in default of a total of $346,000 secured bond.
In a related development, Milford officers arrested Tonia L. Mosley, 38, on Sept. 28 on charges she and another woman, identified as Alivia Mosley, had helped Elmore evade police. Elmore was with both women when he was arrested Sept. 26, Young said.
Tonia Mosely was charged with second-degree conspiracy and hindering prosecution, and released on a $3,000 unsecured bond.
Police have an active warrant for Alivia Mosley's arrest, Young said.
She is described as a light-complexioned black woman, standing 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 200 pounds. She is known to frequent the Dover and Milford areas.
Anyone with information as to her whereabouts is asked to call Young or Det. John Horsman at (302) 422-8081, or Delaware CrimeStoppers at (800) TIP-3333.