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Troopers: Man Charged With Two Counts Of Attempted Murder Friday

Felton- The Delaware State Police have arrested Trey M. Bowden, 19, of Magnolia on two counts of attempted murder, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred on April 17, 2020, at approximately 2:47 a.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the Canterbury Shore Stop/Valero located at 8953 S. Dupont Hwy Felton, for a report of a shooting incident. It was learned that the victims had responded back to their residence on Morgans Choice Road Camden-Wyoming.

Troopers made contact with the two victims at this residence, a 17-year-old female and her mother’s 26-year-old male boyfriend. The victims advised that while they were at the Shore Stop, they were approached by an acquaintance of the female victim, Trey Bowden. A verbal argument ensued when Bowden displayed a firearm and threatened the male victim, said Jaffe. When the victims left the area in their vehicle Bowden follow them and fires two rounds into the driver’s side of the victim’s vehicle, said Jaffe.  Bowden then fled the scene. The victims did not sustain injury.

A Trooper later observed Bowden entering a vehicle on Barker’s Landing Road, and a traffic stop was initiated. He initially failed to comply with commands to exit the vehicle and was subsequently taken into custody. A search warrant was obtained for the vehicle and an unloaded 9mm handgun with three unloaded 9mm magazines was located, said Jaffe.

Bowden was transported back to Troop 3 where he was charged with the following:

Attempted to Commit Murder First Degree (2 counts)
Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon A Firearm
Aggravated Menacing
Terroristic Threatening
Criminal Mischief
Fail to Obey an Emergency Order
Resisting Arrest
Bowden was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $188000.00 cash only bond.

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