Man Charged With Theft, Having A Sawed-Off Shotgun, Released On Unsecured Bond

Selbyville- Delaware State Police have charged 19-year-old Darren Leager of Selbyville, DE with felony drugs and weapon charges, according to Public Information Officer, Corporal/1 Jason Hatchell.

Hatchell said the incident occurred on October 10, 2020, at approximately 9:15 a.m., when Troopers responded to a residence on Beachview Court in Selbyville in reference to a theft and possession of an illegal firearm. Upon arrival, Troopers learned the 73-year-old victim from Selbyville had money stolen from his wallet and suspected Leager, who is currently residing with the victim. When the victim confronted Leager about the missing money, he stopped after locating a sawed-off shotgun next to his bed, said Hatchell. The victim took possession of the illegal firearm and hid it until Troopers responded and were able to take possession of the 12 gauge shotgun.

Hatchell said Troopers contacted Leager inside of his bedroom and took him into custody without incident. Upon taking Leager into custody, Troopers discovered a portion of the suspected stolen money and approximately .455 grams of heroin.

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

Possession of Destructive Weapon (Felony)
Possession of a Controlled Substance Tier 1 Quantity (Felony)
Theft Under $1500 and Victim is 62 Yrs or Older (Felony)
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Leager was arraigned by the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and released on $10,100 unsecured bond.

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