Man Once Told To Stay Out Of Elsmere By Judge Facing New Charges

Wilmington Police have arrested and charged two in connection with the theft of a firearm from a vehicle.

On May 30, 2019, at approximately 6:49 a.m., police responded to the 1700 block of Lancaster Avenue in reference to a theft from a vehicle. Arriving officers learned that a .45 caliber handgun had been stolen from the vehicle.

The case was assigned to Detective Charlie Puit of the Criminal Investigations Division. Surveillance footage of the incident, which involved two suspects, was obtained by police, officials said.

On May 31, police arrested 30-year-old Cedrick Facon, who has been charged with the following offenses:

Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
Burglary (Third Degree)
Theft of a Firearm
Theft Under $1,500

He was arraigned in the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution pending further proceedings.

On June 1, Detective Puit was able to identify 20-year-old Nijir Lee as the second suspect. Warrants were obtained, and Lee was taken into custody by the Delaware State Police on June 5, 2019, after he led police on a pursit across on a pursuit across New Castle County.

Video – Troopers Throw The Book At Driver In Yesterday’s Pursuit

Lee has been charged with the following offenses in connection with this investigation:

Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
Theft of a Firearm
Conspiracy (Second Degree)

He was arraigned in the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas and issued $13,000 unsecured bail on the above offenses. He has been committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on an unrelated matter.

In 2017 an Lee was ordered to have no contact with the entire town of Elsmere as a condition of his unsecured bond unsecured bail. Read below.

Judge To Burglary Suspects, Stay Out Of Elsmere

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