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UD Police arrest four suspects in May 19 residence hall incident

Editor's note--May 21, 2022 update. The last suspect, Evan Robinson, turned himself in on May 20 and was committed to Howard R. Young Conrrectional Institution on a $71,000 secured bond. He also was banned from campus.

University of Delaware Police have arrested four individuals and have issued a warrant for a fifth suspect in the robbery and assault that occurred early Thursday morning, May 19, in the Harrington A residence hall on campus.

None of the suspects is affiliated with UD. All are now banned from campus.

In the incident, a male student reported that he was in the residence hall when he was confronted, chased and beaten by a group of men who subsequently stole his phone. The student received medical treatment at Christiana Care and was released. He was specifically targeted by the group.

Those arrested are

  • Darnell Moore, 23, charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and second-degree conspiracy; remanded to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $122,000 secured bail;
  • a 17-year-old juvenile, charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and second-degree conspiracy; released on $60,000 unsecured bail to his guardian;
  • Lorestee Handy, 19, arrested for second-degree trespass; released on his own recognizance; and
  • Andrew Ramirez-Martinez, 21, arrested for second-degree trespass and released on his own recognizance.

A warrant has been issued for Evan Robinson, 20 on charges of first-degree robbery, first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and second-degree conspiracy.

Anyone with information relating to this case is asked to contact UD Police at 302-831-2222.

Resources

Members of the University community are reminded to be vigilant: If you see something, say something. Be aware of your surroundings and use well-lit paths.  Travel in groups when possible. Call 911 to report suspicious activity.

For additional information on safety and wellness topics at UD, visit www.udel.edu/students/safety/.

Members of the UD community may download a free smartphone app, LiveSafe, that lets users submit tips to police, receive important broadcast notifications and contact the University of Delaware Police Department directly. To learn more, visit this LiveSafe website.

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