Wanted Pair Refuse To Open Car Door, Window Smashed, Man Tased

Harrington – On Wednesday March 15, 2017 the Harrington Police Department arrested Michael W. Workman 45 and Jessica Cane 24, both of Felton, after police responded to a report of wanted subjects, according to Public Information Officer Captain Earl K. Brode.

Michael W. Workman

Brode said that While on patrol Harrington Police were contacted about two subjects, later identified as Mr. Workman and Ms. Cane, who were in a vehicle parked in the Midway Shopping Center. Police were then given a description of the vehicle but did not locate anyone in the vehicle when they arrived.

Police then waited and observed a male and a female exit a business and then get into the vehicle, said Brode. Officers from the Harrington and Felton Police Departments approached the vehicle but neither Workman nor Cane would exit the vehicle, refusing to open the door or put down the window, according to Brode.

It was at this point that an officer used his department issued ASP baton to break the window. After the window was broken Workman attempted to try to get the vehicle in gear and flee but officers were able to remove him from the vehicle after officers deploy their department issued Tasers, said Brode.

After Workman and Cane were both taken into custody police found a 7-year-old child in the vehicle who was unharmed, added Brode.

Computer checks revealed that Workman had an active warrant out of Delaware State Police Troop 5 and two violation of probation capias issued by Kent County Superior Court Cane had several capias out of several different courts, according to Brode.

Both were transported to the Harrington Police Department for processing. Workman was charged by the Harrington Police with Reckless Endangering Second Degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Resisting Arrest and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Delaware State Police charged him with Identity Theft, two counts of Theft under $1,500, six counts of Forgery Second Degree and six counts of Theft by False Pretense. Workman was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute in default of $12,500 secured bail and $10,000 cash bail.

Ms. Cane was also committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute default of secured bond for all her capias. She did not face any additional criminal charges. Both were arraigned via video phone at Justice of the Peace Court 2.

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