Police: Fled From Crash After Pursuit In Stolen Car, Picked Up At Home

Delaware State Police have arrested David Harris, 33, of Smyrna, DE, for theft of a motor vehicle and related charges following an incident Saturday morning, according to Public Information Officer, Sergeant India Sturgis.

Sturgis said on May 14, 2022, at approximately 05:02 a.m., troopers responded to Wheatleys Pond Road in Smyrna to assist Smyrna Police Department in a search for a suspect who fled from a collision scene after being involved in a pursuit with Smyrna Police Department. The suspect, later identified as David Harris, was located at his residence in Smyrna and taken into custody without further incident. Investigation revealed David was operating a stolen vehicle he took earlier in the morning from a residence on the 800 block of West Mount Vernon Street in Smyrna said Sturgis. Also stolen from the victim’s vehicle was $270 worth of property.

David was transported back to Smyrna Police Department and charged with the following crimes:

Theft of a Motor Vehicle (Felony)
Theft under $1500
Criminal Trespass
David was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court # 7 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institute on a $4000 secured bond.

The Smyrna Police Department has not released details related to the pursuit as of yet.

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