Police seek second suspect in Dagsboro home-invasion

State police detectives this week arrested a Georgetown man in connection with a home invasion-style robbery at a Dagsboro-area residence.

Police said the incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2, at a residence on Parsons Road, when two men arrived at the house and knocked on the door. A 60-year-old man answered the door and allowed the two men to enter since he knew one of them, according to the DSP.

While the three were talking in the kitchen area, the men allegedly suddenly began punching the victim to the point where he was knocked unconscious, they said. The two then allegedly removed a cell phone from the counter and ran out of the house before entering into a unknown type vehicle and driving away, according to police.

The following morning, the 60-year-old victim and his roommates located a small backpack in the front lawn near the porch that contained the identification of one of the suspects. The victim then contacted the Delaware State Police to report the incident and the turn over the backpack.

Troopers were able to locate Charles E. Daisey Jr., 40, of Georgetown at the Sea Esta Motel in Long Neck and took him into custody without incident, the DSP reported. A second suspect, who was only described as a black male, had not been located or identified early this week.

Daisey was transported to Troop 4, where he was charged with Robbery 1st, Home Invasion, Conspiracy 2nd, Assault 3rd and Theft. He was arraigned and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $90,000 cash bond.

If anyone has any information about the incident or the identity of the second suspect, they are being asked to contact Detective D. Cathell at (302) 752-3793. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”