Keith Gibson’s Delaware Department Of Correction Timeline

Delaware Department of Correction has outlined Keith Gibson’s time in their system.

Officials said Thursday that Keith Gibson is on Level 3 probation related to a 2010 conviction for Manslaughter and Possession of a Firearm During the Commissioner of a Felony for which he served more than a decade in prison. Gibson is an active probationer.

According to the agency’s website, Level 3 probation is as follows:

Intensive supervision entails at least the equivalent of one (1) hour of supervision per day and no more than fifty-six (56) hours of supervision per week. The minimum of one (1) hour of supervision per day is achieved through direct offender contact, collateral contact, verification of each offender’s activities (e.g., residence, employment, training and school), and performance with court-ordered treatment and Community Service. The emphasis is on supervision through increased community contacts.

When he was sentenced in 2010 Gibson was ordered to serve 6 months in custody at a Level IV Community Corrections Center ( Level IV – Work Release Centers, Home Confinement (electronic monitoring), Residential Drug Treatment, Violation of Probation Centers) immediately following his prison term. He was released from prison to Level IV Community Corrections custody in June 2020.

During his time at Level IV a Violation of Probation (VOP) was filed against him for fighting with other offenders. He was convicted of that VOP and was sentenced to an additional 6 months in prison followed by 18 months of probation.

He completed his prison term for that VOP and began his probation term in December 2020. In February 2021 his Probation Officer filed a VOP against him for leaving the State of Delaware without permission and a capias (arrest warrant) was issued.

Gibson was returned to Delaware and taken into DOC custody in late March. He was found guilty of that Violation of Probation in late April and sentenced to 31 days in prison (time served), followed by 18 months of probation.

Earlier this week Wilmington Police arrested and charged Gibson following an armed robbery, police said Tuesday.

Officials said on June 8 at approximately 8:20 a.m., police responded to the 800 block of West 4th Street in reference to an armed robbery in progress. Responding officers conducted an area canvass, and located 39-year-old Keith Gibson in the 800 block of West 5th Street.

Gibson was taken into custody without incident, and was found to be wearing a ballistic vest and was in possession of a loaded firearm as well as ammunition, a knife, and narcotics.

Gibson has been charged with the following offenses:
Robbery (First Degree)
Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony
Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited – Four Counts
Conspiracy (Second Degree)
Wearing Body Armor During the Commission of a Felony
Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver – Two Counts
Gibson was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $305,000 cash-only bail.

Delaware law enforcement sources tell First State Update that Gibson is a person of interest in the shooting death of Christine Lugo. Lugo is the Philadelphia Dunkin Donuts manager that was murdered during a robbery this past weekend.

Gibson is also a person of interest in the Elsmere cellphone store murder of Leslie Ruiz-Basilio and the February death of his mother. Police are also looking at Gibson in several murders and at least one other robbery, according to sources.

This is a developing story.

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