Blades – The Delaware State Police Criminal Investigations Unit said that shortly after the press release was sent out to the news outlets and social media, detectives began receiving tips regarding the identity of the suspect.
Information was also received regarding a female who was driving him and a description of the vehicle. Around 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday August 9, 2016, troopers assigned to Troop 5 in Bridgeville were given this information and observed a white 2009 Hyundai Sonata which is registered to Ashley N. Stephens, 27 of Georgetown, driving in the Seaford area, police said.
Troopers said they stopped the car and found Stephens along David A. Morris Jr., 33 of Seaford, and Stephens’ 2-year-old daughter. Both Ashley and David were identified through the tips along with the vehicle information, according to police.
Troopers took David Morris and Ashley Stephens into custody without incident and transported them back to Troop 4 in Georgetown. Ashley’s daughter was turned over to a relative at the scene of the traffic stop.
Once back at the troop, it was determined through the investigation that Ashley had in fact driven David to the Royal Farms with her 2-year-old daughter inside the car when the robbery occurred, police said.
David Morris was charged with Robbery 1st, Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony, Conspiracy 2nd, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He was arraigned at JP2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $55,000.00 secured bond. Ashley Stephens was charged with Robbery 1st, Conspiracy 2nd, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. She was also arraigned at JP2 and committed to Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $22,000.00 secured bond.
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