Police Arrest Robbery Suspect with Help from K9

New Castle County Police have arrested 18-year-old Savon Roy for firearm and robbery related offenses following a shots-fired complaint in the community of Wellington Woods.

(Newark, Del. – 19702) On Sunday (Dec. 25) at about 3:20 a.m., County Police “A-Squad” Patrol Officers were dispatched to the unit block of Laxford Dr for a shots-fired call.  Through the investigation, police learned that the victim was robbed at gunpoint.  During the robbery, there was a struggle over the weapon between the suspect and victim, and the handgun discharged.  A nearby residence was struck- no one was injured.  The suspect then dropped the firearm and fled the scene.

A-Squad officers called for K9 support for a track.  OFC Cory Tanyer and K9 Ace responded to the scene and conducted a track.  The track led from the scene to an open field in the area of Three Rivers Cir.  K9 Ace located Savon Roy lying face-down in the field.  Officers took Savon Roy into custody without incident.  Upon a search of his person, officers located evidence implicating Savon Roy in the incident.

Savon Roy was charged with first-degree robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a felony, eight counts of first-degree reckless endangering and offensive touching.  He was arraigned and committed to Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $110,100 cash only bail.  He was issued a no contact order with the victims and the community of Wellington Woods.


Savon Roy


K9 Ace