Troopers: Four Charged In Fight Involving A Gun, Released On Unsecured Bond

L-R: Potts, Potts, Davis

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Rehoboth Beach – The Delaware State Police have arrested four suspects on felony assault and other related charges, according to Public Information Officer, Corporal/1 Jason Hatchell.

Hatchell said the incident occurred on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at approximately 11:43 p.m. Troopers were dispatched to the Royal Farms located at 18904 Coastal Hwy, Royal Farms in Rehoboth Beach, in reference to a fight in progress. Upon Trooper’s arrival, they made contact with two victims, a 19-year-old female from Rehoboth Beach and a 22-year-old male from Milford, who were both employees of the store. It was reported that four suspects, one of whom is the ex-boyfriend of the female victim, entered the store and began assaulting the female, according to Hatchell.

The male victim attempted to stop the assault, but one of the suspects turned on him. The male suspect ran to a vehicle parked outside of the store and retrieved a handgun. As the male victim ran away, the suspect entered the store with the handgun, but quickly exited with all the other suspects as police sirens were heard approaching. All the suspects entered a vehicle in the parking lot and fled.

The female victim was treated for her injuries at a local hospital.

The male victim did not require medical attention.

The suspects were identified as Deshawn Potts 19-year-old of Lincoln, Ashley Potts 30-year-old of Dover, Ashley Davis 19-year-old of Lincoln, and a 17-year-old juvenile of Milton.

All suspects turned themselves in at Troop 7 and were charge with the following:

Deshawn Potts:

Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
Assault 2nd Degree (Felony)
Aggravated Menacing (Felony)
Riot (Felony)
Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)
Criminal Mischief
Disorderly Conduct
Deshawn was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on a $36,000.00 unsecured bond.

Ashley Potts:

Assault 2nd Degree (Felony)
Riot (Felony)
Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)
Criminal Mischief
Disorderly Conduct
Ashley Potts was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on an $8,000.00 unsecured bond.

Ashley Davis:

Assault 2nd Degree (Felony)
Riot (Felony)
Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)
Criminal Mischief
Disorderly Conduct
Ashley Davis was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on her own recognizance.

17-year-old Juvenile (Not Pictured Above):

Assault 2nd Degree (Felony)
Riot (Felony)
Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)
Criminal Mischief
Disorderly Conduct
The Juvenile was processed at the Troop and turned back over to her guardian with a later court date.

 

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