BREAKING NEWS: Four men arrested for Plantation Park home-invasion


Delaware State Police detectives have arrested four suspects in a home-invasion robbery that occurred in Plantation Park near Frankford on Thursday evening.

According to police, the incident occurred around 9:05 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, when three men forcibly entered a residence in the 37000 block of Carolina Drive in Plantation Park. Once inside, police said, one of the men — who was later identified as Antonio Perdow, 23, of Millsboro — allegedly pointed a handgun at the eight victims, ranging in age from 14 months to 58 years old, and ordered them to the floor before demanding their money.

Perdow and Earl T. Garrison, 51, of Georgetown then allegedly compelled the 58-year-old woman and a 24-year-old woman to drive them to the Fulton Bank in Ocean View, where they could withdraw money from an automated teller machine (ATM).

After a couple of attempts to obtain the cash, police said, the older woman began to pull her vehicle away, but she was blocked in by officers from the Ocean View and South Bethany police departments, who had been alerted to the alleged kidnapping through the Emergency Operations Center.

According to the DSP, Perdow and Garrison were taken into custody by the officers without incident, and police recovered a small-caliber revolver from inside the vehicle.

Police said the two other suspects — Trey J. Goodman, 27, of Preston, Md., and Leroy N. Cooper, 27, of Selbyville — had left the location of the home invasion and were soon located by a DSP trooper after dispatchers put out a description of the men’s vehicle.

According to police, the trooper found the suspects parked in the parking lot of Hocker’s Deli in Millville. As the trooper was attempting to identify the men and after Goodman allegedly gave police a fictitious name, he fled on foot. He was later located in the same area and taken into custody without further incident, police said.

Cooper — who police said they determined was the driver of the car that brought the other three suspects to the house — and Goodman were then transported back to Troop 4 in Georgetown, where they were charged, along with Perdow and Garrison. All four were remanded to SCI on cash bonds.

None of the victims were injured in the incident, police said. They included a 24-year-old woman, a 22-year-old man, a 46-year-old man, a 42-year-old woman, a 58-year-old woman, a 15-year-old girl and a 14-month-old girl.

Perdow was charged with two counts of Kidnapping 1st, two counts of Robbery 1st, six counts of Attempted Robbery 1st, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, Home Invasion, Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, Wearing a Disguise during the Commission of a Felony, Conspiracy 2nd and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution for lack of $378,000 cash bail.

Garrison was charged with two counts of Kidnapping 1st, two counts of Robbery 1st, six counts of Attempted Robbery 1st, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, Home Invasion, Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, Wearing a Disguise during the Commission of a Felony, Conspiracy 2nd and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution for lack of $372,000 cash bail.

Goodman was charged with two counts of Kidnapping 1st, two counts of Robbery 1st, six counts of Attempted Robbery 1st, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, Home Invasion, Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, Wearing a Disguise during the Commission of a Felony, Conspiracy 2nd, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Criminal Impersonation. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution for lack of $373,000 cash bail.

Cooper was charged with two counts of Robbery 1st, five counts of Attempted Robbery 1st, Home Invasion, Conspiracy 2nd and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $242,000 cash bail.