A Kent County jury has convicted 28-year-old Guy Jones and 37-year-old DePaul Wilson of first-degree murder and other charges.
Two Worton, Md., men have been convicted in a Dover murder dating from January 2017.
Department of Justice spokesman Carl Kanefsky said a Kent County Superior Court jury convicted 28-year-old Guy Jones and 37-year-old DePaul Wilson of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, first-degree attempted robbery, two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and one count of conspiracy second degree.
On Jan. 10, 2017, Jones and Wilson went to the home of Javan Cale, 31, in the Clearfield Apartments in Dover with the intent of robbing him, Kanefsky said.
When Cale answered the door, Jones and Wilson exchanged gunfire with him. Cale died as a result of numerous gunshot wounds to the torso, the first homicide in the city for that year.
Both Wilson and Jones were shot numerous times but recovered from their wounds.
Interviewed after the arrests, Lt. Dennis Hickman of the Kent County Sheriff’s Office, said Dover detectives had developed Wilson as a person of interest in the case. Several officers from Dover went to Worton to continue their investigation, Hickman said.
They spotted Wilson’s car in the driveway of his home and took him into custody; Jones, who lived next door, was apprehended shortly afterward.
Hickman said his office was tipped off when one of the men had sought treatment for a gunshot wound at a local hospital.
Deputy Attorneys General Stephen Welch and Sean Motoyoshi prosecuted the case with special investigator Pete Fraley. Detective Nate Warren of the Dover Police Department was the chief investigating officer.
The pair will be sentenced in August.