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Felton Man Facing Felony Charges After Bullet Buzzed Past Trooper

Delaware State Police arrested 20-year-old Robert H. Field III of Felton on felony criminal charges following a shots fired report Thursday night, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper.

Pepper said on January 7, 2021, at approximately 8:15 p.m., troopers responded to the area of Sandtown Road in Felton, for reports of shots fired. The investigation determined an off duty Delaware State Trooper was in their residence when the sound of gunfire was heard outside. The trooper exited the residence to investigate and could hear the sound of shots nearby, and the sound of shots fired as a vehicle passed the driveway of the home. One shot sounded close enough the trooper could hear the sound of the bullet as it buzzed past.

The suspect vehicle was located on Black Swamp Road, and troopers contacted the operator, later identified as Robert H. Field III and a 33-year-old passenger of Bridgeville. Both subjects were taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop 3.

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This is the Facebook post that we shared last evening shortly after the incident.

Pepper said spent shell casings were observed in plain view inside the vehicle and along the roadway in the area where the shots were initially heard. Through the criminal investigation, it was determined Field was in possession of the weapon when it was fired. No one was injured during this incident.

Field was charged with the following crimes:

Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
Reckless Endangering 1st Degree (Felony)
Field was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #7 and released on his own recognizance.

The 33-year-old passenger was not charged and released.

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