A 22-year-old Dover man was charged with stealing an apartment building key fob during a gathering, then using it the following day to break into a residence and steal electronics and a handgun.
According to Dover Police, 22-year-old James Ewell stole the access fob on September 25, 2019, and used it to break into an apartment in the 300 building of Isabelle Isle sometime between 4:45 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on September 26.
He took cloths, electronics, cash, and a 9mm handgun, police said.
On October 7, 2019, members of the US Marshal First State Fugitive Task Force and Dover Police made contact with Ewell along Governors Avenue near Reed Street while he traveled as a passenger in a truck.
Ewell fled on foot, according to police, but was taken into custody following a brief foot chase and found in possession of 55 ecstasy pills. A search warrant executed at his residence along Whatcoat Drive led police to recover a Glock 45 with an obliterated serial number, ammunition, and evidence linking him to the burglary, police said.
He was charged with second-degree burglary, theft of a firearm, theft over $1,500, second-degree conspiracy, three counts possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, possession of ecstasy-Tier IV, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, possession with intent to deliver ecstasy, fugitive in possession of a firearm, illegal gang participation, resisting arrest, and drug paraphernalia. He was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $157,700 bond.