Troopers Make Arrest In String Of Church Burglaries

Sussex County- The Delaware State Police have arrested 31-year-old Adam M. Calloway in connection with multiple church burglaries in Sussex County, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

In early January the Delaware State Police began investigating burglaries to various churches in the Laurel, Seaford, Millsboro and Georgetown areas including the following:

Carey’s United Methodist Church located at 22053 Careys Camp Road, Millsboro which occurred on January 11, 2020, during the overnight hours.
Saint Johns AME Church located at 31034 East Trap Pond Road, Laurel which occurred between January 8 and January 11, 2020.
Trinity Church located at 17237 Phillips Hill Road, Millsboro which occurred between January 6 and January 11, 2020.
Iglesai Evangelica Betana Church located at 22143 Coverdale Road, Seaford which occurred between January 6 and January 12, 2020.
Mt. Olivet Church located at 28096 Shortly Road, Georgetown which occurred between January 11 and January 12, 2020.

Jaffe said it was learned that in all of these incidents, the point of entry was an exterior window in which the suspect used force to break the glass. Through their investigations, Detectives identified Adam Calloway as the suspect, according to Jaffe.

On January 15, 2020, Troopers responded to the Sunrise Motel located at 22512 Sussex Highway, Seaford, where Calloway was located. Upon contact with Calloway in the motel room, Troopers observed crack cocaine in plain view and a .22 caliber bullet, said Jaffe. Calloway was taken into custody and as he was being escorted to the patrol vehicle, he resisted arrest and fled on foot. He was apprehended a short time later.

Detectives obtained a search warrant for the motel room in which Calloway was staying and upon the execution of the search warrant, Detectives located numerous amounts of what was believed to be stolen property and seized the items, according to Jaffe.

Detectives also recovered items belonging to a victim of the January 14, 2020 burglary in 26000 block of Butler Branch Road in Seaford. Jaffee said Calloway was subsequently identified as the suspect in this residential burglary incident as well as another residential burglary that occurred on January 4, 2020, at a residence in the 24000 block of Concord Pond Road in Seaford.

Calloway was transported back to Troop 4 where he was charged with the following:

Burglary Second Degree (2 counts)
Attempted to Commit Burglary Third Degree (2 counts)
Burglary Third Degree (3 counts)
Theft (Felony) (2 counts)
Attempted to Commit Theft (2 counts)
Theft Under $1500
Criminal Mischief (4 counts)
Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited
Resisting Arrest
Possession of a Controlled Substance

Calloway also had 13 active arrest warrants out of various agencies in Delaware.

Calloway was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $29,507.00 secured and $11,200.00 cash-only bond.

The investigation continues to remain active and ongoing with further charges pending, said Jaffe.

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