Kidnapping 2 Arrested, 1 Sought

Felton – Delaware State Police Major Crimes Unit has arrested two people who were allegedly involved in an early September robbery that took place at a Felton area hotel. Police said that the incident occurred on Saturday September 3, 2016 around 9:30 p.m.

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Officials said that when  a 24-year old male victim and his female acquaintance arrived to the Poynter’s Motel, located at 12338 South DuPont Highway, the male victim was attacked and robbed.  When the man opened the door to the hotel room two black males emerged from the bathroom wearing masks and gloves and began assaulting the male victim, according to police. Police said that the female acquaintance had purchased earlier that day.

 

Aaliyah Coleman
Aaliyah Coleman

While the assault was taking place, the female acquaintance, who was later identified as Aaliyah Coleman, 21 of Magnolia, turned and walked out of the room, leaving the male victim behind, according to police.  Authorities said that the two male suspects continued assaulting the victim after binding his legs and hands to a chair and placing tape around his mouth before pouring a chemical over his head and threatening to set him on fire.  Police say that the suspects then removed money from the victim after cutting hair from his head and then fled the area in an unknown direction.

The male victim was eventually able to free himself and walk to a nearby gas station where he was contacted by troopers after being reported as a suspicious person.  He was transported by EMS to an area hospital where he was treated and released for serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Through investigation it was determined that Aaliyah Coleman had befriended the male victim through social media in late August and planned the incident with her boyfriend, Courtney F. Goode Jr., 40 of Camden, and

Michael Nunn
Michael Nunn

another acquaintance, Michael W. Nunn, 26 of Felton, to bring the victim to the motel, according to police.

 

On September 8, 2016, Aaliyah Coleman was taken into custody at her residence and transported back to Troop 3 where she was charged with Kidnapping 1st, Robbery 1st, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Conspiracy 2nd, and Assault 1st.  She was arraigned at JP2 and committed to Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $202,000.00 secured bond.

On September 12, 2016, Michael Nunn was taken into custody and charged with Kidnapping 1st, Robbery 1st, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony, Conspiracy 2nd, Assault 1st and Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited.  He was arraigned at JP2 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $268,000.00 secured bond.

Courtney Goode Jr
Courtney Goode Jr

Courtney F. Goode Jr. has not been located and is currently wanted for Kidnapping 1st, Robbery 1st, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony, Conspiracy 2nd, Assault 1st and Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited.  He also has two warrants for his arrest out of Milford Police Department for Harassment, according to police.

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