Burglary Suspect Held On Almost $400K Bond, His True Intentions

Tyrone Jenkins-Heath Jr
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Laurel – The Delaware State Police, with the assistance of Laurel Police Department, have arrested a Laurel man immediately after he allegedly broke into a house and stole a pair of ladies undergarments, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier.

Fournier said around 4:55 a.m. Friday May 19, 2017, a 9-1-1 call was received from a resident in the 30000 block of Penn Street advising that someone had just broken into their house. The investigation revealed the two female victims, that reside in the residence, heard an unusual noise inside the house and barricaded themselves in a bedroom.

The suspect attempted to gain entry into the bedroom, but the two females escaped out of the window and ran to a nearby neighbor where they called 9-1-1, said Fournier.

Responding troopers and officers from Laurel PD were initially given a description of a white male wearing a white T-shirt and white hat, but that information changed upon further investigation to a black male after he was observed by witnesses leaving the area and acting suspiciously, according to Fournier.

Officers from Laurel PD were able to located the black male, who was later identified as Tyrone M. Jenkins-Heath Jr., 21 of Laurel, walking through a neighboring yard and found him in possession of women’s underwear, which were positively identified by one of the victim’s as being hers, according to Fournier.

Tyrone Jenkins-Heath was transported back to Troop 5 where he was charged with Burglary 2nd, Theft, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief, and two counts of Attempted Rape 2nd after Troopers say he informed investigators that his intentions were to have one or both of the victims to perform unlawful sexual acts on him. He was arraigned at JP2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $396,300.00 cash bond.

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