Night of mischief saddles two with felony charges

August 24, 2022

Two Felton men face a slew of charges after breaking into a school and then ransacking Killens Pond State Park on the same night.

Photos of Eric Allan Davidson II, 21, and Jacob Tyler Flannery, 23, both of Felton were posted by the Felton Police Department Aug. 22 after they broke into Lake Forest North Elementary School and stole computer items, but it turns out the duo visited the Killens Pond water park the same night.

During the early morning hours of Aug. 21, police said Flannery and Davidson broke into the lifeguard office, locker room, and the concession stand and swim shop. Police said they stole bathing suits to swim in the pool and slide down the waterslide, but caused damage to the swim shop by throwing food, drinks and other items throughout the interior.

Outside, police said, the two took a 50-pound bag of sugar from the concession stand and dumped it into the pool, which kept the park closed Aug. 22 and forced the park to issue refunds to visitors who had prepaid for the waterpark.

Surveillance photos from inside the elementary school showed one of them carrying what appears to be a computer. Another photo shows a man holding a bullhorn.

After nearly a day-long search for the two, police said Davidson and Flannery turned themselves in to Felton Police Department and were video-arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2.

Both men were charged with two counts of felony third-degree burglary, theft under $1,500, criminal mischief, second-degree criminal trespass, third-degree criminal trespass, and possession of alcohol in a prohibited area. In addition, Davidson was charged with graffiti, and Flannery was charged with felony second-degree conspiracy.

The two were issued a no-contact order by the court for all Delaware State Parks and with each other, and then released on their own recognizance pending a later court date.

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