Four Arrested on Drug Charges After Shots Fired Call



Dover – Four people were arrested after police responded to a shots fired call at Persimmon Tree Apartments on Thursday night, December 29th, 2016, according to Dover Police M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer. At approximately 10:13 p.m.

Jasmine Powell
Jasmine Powell

Hoffman said that Dover officers responded to the apartments and located a shell casing in the hallway and a bullet hole in the front door of an apartment. Officers located Jordan Powell, 25, and a six-year-old child in the apartment with marijuana in plain view.

Further investigation revealed that Michael Fisher Jr., 22, and Marqueze Harris, 20, were also in the residence when the shot was fired through the door and jumped out of a window, causing them both to be injured, said Hoffman. Both Fisher and Harris were admitted to Kent General Hospital as a result of their injuries from the fall.

Hoffman said that detectives obtained a search warrant for the home and discovered 127 grams of marijuana, a digital scale, $2,081 in cash, and a vacuum sealer used to package the marijuana. Jasmine Powell is the legal tenant of the apartment, but was not present at the time, said Hoffman. Authorities said that all of the items discovered during the search warrant were located in her bedroom. The shooting is believed to be drug related and is still under investigation at this time, Hoffman said.

Jordan Powell
Jordan Powell

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips can also be submitted to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on-line at or through the Dover Police Department MyPD Mobile App

All four suspects have been charged or are wanted on charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana, Conspiracy 2nd Degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Hoffman said that Harris and Fisher will be charged once they are released from the hospital.

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