Delaware State Police arrested four men Jan. 11 in connection with a home invasion robbery at a Frankford home a day earlier.
Three men entered a home in the 37000 block of Carolina Drive, Plantation Park, at about 9:05 p.m. Jan. 10; one pointed a handgun demanding money and ordered to the floor eight residents – three women ages 24, 42 and 58, three men – one 22 and two 46 – a 15-year-old girl and a 14-month-old girl, said Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police.
Two of the men forced the 58-year-old woman and the 24-year-old woman to drive them to Fulton Bank in Ocean View where the woman, 58, tried to get cash from an ATM, Fournier said.
As the woman tried to drive away from the bank, Fournier said, Ocean View police and South Bethany police, who had been notified about the kidnapping, blocked her car. Police arrested Earl T. Garrison, 51, of Georgetown and Antonio Perdow, 23, of Millsboro without incident and found a revolver inside the car, he said.
State police found the other men in the parking lot of Hocker's Deli in Millville after a description of their vehicle was released. One of them tried to flee on foot after giving police a fake name, Fournier said.
Police arrested Trey J. Goodman, 27, of Preston, Md., and Leroy N. Cooper, 27, of Selbyville, who police say drove the other three men to the house.
They all were charged with two counts first-degree robbery, five counts first-degree attempted robbery, home invasion, second-degree conspiracy and endangering the welfare of a child.
Additionally Perdow, Garrison and Goodman were charged with two counts first-degree kidnapping, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony and gun charges.
Goodman also was charged with criminal impersonation.
All were committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on cash bail; Perdow on $378,000, Garrison on $372,000, Goodman on $373,000 and Cooper on $242,000.