Police: Two Arrested After Drug Deal Turns Deadly


Bridgeville – The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit have made two arrests in the August 24th shooting incident which resulted in the death of a 19-year-old Bridgeville man, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier.

Fournier said Preston W. Nailor, 35 of Georgetown, and Brooke L. Squatrito, 20 of Bridgeville, were both arrested on Friday, September 29, 2017 after the investigation revealed Squatrito set up a purported drug deal with Tyron Lake for the purpose of helping Nailor rob Lake.

Once Nailor and Lake met alone at the predetermined location, Nailor entered Lake’s passenger seat to conduct the drug deal when gunfire was exchanged between the two, resulting in Lake’s death, said Fournier. Preston Nailor then dialed 9-1-1 to report that he had been shot, according to Fournier.

Preston Nailor and Brooke Squatrito were both charged with Murder 1st, Attempted Robbery 1st, two counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Conspiracy 2nd. They were both arraigned at JP2 and remanded to the custody of the Delaware Department of Correction on $1,182,000.00 cash bond (Nailor) and $652,000.00 cash bond (Squatrito).

Image Credits: Delaware State Police

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