Dover Man Facing Kidnapping, Robbery And Related Charges

Delaware State Police have arrested 47-year-old Brian Oneill of Dover for robbery and related charges following two incidents that occurred over the last two weeks, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Jason Hatchell.

Hatchell said the first incident occurred on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at approximately 8:30 p.m., when a white male suspect entered a residence located on the 4000 block of Dot Street in Milford. The suspect displayed a black handgun and threatened to kill the 60-year-old female acquaintance said Hatchell. The suspect held the victim at gunpoint and had her drive her vehicle to an atm in the Dover area to withdraw cash. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash from the victim the suspect fled on foot.

The second incident occurred on Wednesday, September 01, 2021, at approximately 9:23 a.m., when troopers responded to the 1500 block of Tuxward Road in Hartly for a robbery. Hatchell said the investigation revealed a 70-year-old female victim observed an unknown white male seated in a shed on her property. The suspect was holding a black handgun and was wearing a black mask that covered the bottom portion of his face. The suspect pointed the handgun at the victim and threatened to kill her if she contacted the police said Hatchell. A second victim, a 46-year-old male arrived at the residence. The suspect pointed the handgun at the male victim and threatened to kill him, according to Hatchell. The suspect then entered the male victim’s GMC Yukon and fled the scene.

Through investigative means, Brian Oneill was determined to be the suspect and troopers obtained a warrant for his arrest. On Friday, August 3, 2021, Oneill was located in the Dover area and troopers successfully took him into custody.

Oneill was transported to Troop 3 where he was charged with the following crimes:

Robbery 1st Degree (Felony)
Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of Felony (Felony)- 2 Counts
Home Invasion Burglary 1st Degree (Felony)
Possession of a Firearm within 10 years of a Prior Conviction (Felony)- 2 Counts
Kidnapping 2nd Degree (Felony)
Robbery 2nd Degree (Felony)
Aggravated Menacing (Felony)- 2 Counts
Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)- 2 Counts
Terroristic Threatening Threat to Kill a Victim 62 Years or Older (Felony)
Possession of Burglar Tools (Felony)
Terroristic Threatening
Criminal Mischief
Malicious Interference Emergency Communication
He was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $354,253 cash bond.

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