A 23-year-old Lincoln woman, Erica Jones, who was wanted after an alleged home invasion in Rehoboth Shores last month, was arrested by Georgetown police yesterday.
A 23-year-old Lincoln woman, who was wanted after an alleged home invasion in Rehoboth Shores last month, was arrested by Georgetown police yesterday.
Erica Jones was wanted by Delaware State Police after she and 20-year-old Niesha N. Bland, of Laurel, allegedly broke into a residence in the 26000 block of Portside Drive in Long Neck at about 10 p.m. on July 11, according to Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier.
The two suspects had a large pipe, Fournier said, and once inside the residence, the women tackled and assaulted a 32-year-old woman, who is an acquaintance of the two suspects.
Before Jones and Bland left the residence, Bland allegedly slapped the 2-year-old son of the victim across the face, Fournier said.
Once outside, Jones and Bland used the pipe to smash the front windshield of a 56-year-old man’s vehicle and then fled the area, he said.
Bland was arrested July 12 and is charged with home invasion, first-degree conspiracy and two counts of offensive touching. She was released on a $28,000 unsecured bond.
Jones was arrested after Georgetown police received an anonymous tip that she was at the bus stop on North Railroad Avenue in Georgetown yesterday morning, according to Georgetown Police Department spokesman Lt. Lawrence Grose. Grose said police confirmed active warrants from both Delaware State Police and the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas before police arrested her and turned her over to Delaware State Police.
Fournier said she was issued an $11,750 secured bond and is charged with home invasion, first-degree conspiracy, offensive touching and criminal mischief.