Kent/Sussex County – Darus L. Young, 18 of Dover, was taken into custody on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 during a traffic stop on Milford-Harrington Highway, Milford, according to Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz.
Bratz said Young was charged by the state police with Manufactures, delivers, or Possession with Intent to Distribute a controlled substance, Possession of Crack Cocaine, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, seven counts of Robbery First Degree, seven counts of Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony, seven counts of Conspiracy Second Degree, four counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, two counts of Terroristic Threatening, four counts of Aggravated Menacing, three counts of Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, and Attempted Robbery First Degree.
Darus L. Young was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court 3 and was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in default of $1,003,500.00 cash bail.
Bratz said that through investigative measures Darus L. Young was identified as the suspect in the following two armed robberies:
On January 14, 2017, Delaware State Police investigated an armed robbery of the Valero, located at 1885 Bay Road, Milford. The investigation revealed two armed black male suspects entered the store fled with an undisclosed amount of money.
On January 16, 2017 the State Police detectives investigated another robbery of the Family Dollar, located at 126 Front Street, Frederica, Delaware. Investigation revealed two armed black male suspects entered the store and fled with an undisclosed amount of money.
On April 11, 2017, members of the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force located Darus Young inside of a vehicle on Milford Harrington Highway. Young was taken in to custody without incident. At the time of his arrest Young was in possession of 1.95 grams of crack cocaine, .119 grams of heroin and drug paraphernalia.
Young also had additional robbery warrants issued for his arrest by Sussex County Superior Court, according to Bratz. These were a result of an investigation by detectives on four additional armed robberies that occurred in February 2017 and one armed robbery investigated by Laurel Police Department.
Bratz said the Delaware State Police continue the investigate these robberies an more information will be released as it becomes available.