Detectives Arrest Man for Reckless Endangering and Weapon-Related Charges in Magnolia

The Delaware State Police have arrested 18-year-old Robert Cox 4th of Magnolia, Delaware, for gun-related offenses on Friday evening.

On May 31, 2024, at approximately 10:53 p.m., troopers were called to a residence on Grays Lane in Magnolia for a report of two females being threatened with firearms and a shot being fired. Upon arriving, troopers learned the victims, identified as a 20-year-old woman and a 21-year-old woman, who came to Cox’s residence to retrieve the 21-year-old woman’s property. While they were at the residence, Cox retrieved a long gun from a pick-up truck and pointed it at the 20-year-old woman, who was sitting inside her car. As the 21-year-old woman was approaching the car to leave, Cox pointed the long gun at her and threatened to kill her. Cox then put down the long gun, approached the car, removed a handgun from his pants pocket, and pointed at the 20-year-old woman while threatening to kill her. Cox walked away, retrieved the long gun, and fired one round into the air. The victims were not struck and did not report any injuries.

Cox was taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop 3. A computer search revealed Cox had an active court order from a previous arrest prohibiting him from possessing deadly weapons and/or ammunition. He was charged with the following offenses, arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 7, and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $95,020 cash bond.

  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
  • Reckless Endangering 1st Degree (Felony) – 2 counts
  • Aggravated Menacing (Felony) – 3 counts
  • Noncompliance with Conditions of Recognizance Bond (Felony)
  • Terroristic Threatening – 2 counts

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