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Police: Wanted Man Arrested For Vehicle Theft After Car Accident

On Saturday, February 27, 2021, the Harrington Police Department arrested Dorian U. Armstrong, 37, of Georgetown after he stole a vehicle and crashed the car in Farmington, according to police.
Officials said while on patrol at 11:42 am the Harrington Police Department responded to assist the Delaware State Police with a reported vehicle accident on Marsh Branch Road,  south of Farmington. Harrington officers assisted at the accident scene and then returned to Harrington once the driver of the vehicle was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
After returning,  the Harrington officers were called to a residence in the 200 Block of East Liberty Street. Upon their arrival, the officers contacted a victim who reported that his vehicle was stolen from his residence.
When the officers were given a description of the vehicle and the registration they determined that the victim’s vehicle was the vehicle involved in the earlier accident.
Police responded to the hospital and were advised that Armstrong was being admitted due to his injuries.  A warrant was issued for his arrest and he was taken into custody upon release from the hospital.  Once released he was transported to the Harrington Police Department for processing.
Police said a computer check revealed that Armstrong had an active warrant out of the Maryland State Police Salisbury Barracks for vehicle theft.  He was arraigned via video phone at Justice of the Peace Court 7 and was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute on $2,000 cash-only bond and will be awaiting extradition to Maryland.

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