Police are searching for a wanted Georgetown man who they say pulled a gun on a local homeowner after he was found inside a camper located on their property.
According to Delaware State Police, the incident occurred Tuesday afternoon when troopers were called to respond to the 23000 block of Asbury Road for a weapons complaint.
Police arrived and learned that a male resident had walked to a camper that was being stored on the property to check on it. When he opened the camper door, he discovered 50-year-old Robert Eye inside.
Robert pointed a handgun at the man, who then ran back inside for cover, according to police. It’s unknown whether Robert stayed inside the camper after the incident or fled the area. He is familiar with the property and has been told before he is not to be there, police emphasized.
Troopers tried to get Robert to exit the camper numerous times but were unsuccessful. A search warrant was obtained and executed on the camper by the Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team. However, Robert was not located inside at the time the warrant was executed.
An arrest warrant was obtained for Robert for the following charges: Aggravated Menacing (Felony), Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony (Felony), Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Felony), and Trespass 3rd Degree. A computer inquiry also determined Robert has an active arrest warrant out of Delaware State Police Troop 5.
Robert Eye is described as a white male, 50-year-old, 6’00” tall, approximately 196 lbs., brown eyes, and brown hair. He may currently be located in Sussex County.
The incident is being investigated by the Delaware State Police Troop 4 Criminal Investigations Unit. Anyone with information regarding Robert’s whereabouts is asked to contact Det. Dustin Yencer by calling 302-752-3791 or 9-1-1. Information may also be sent to Det. Yencer through the Delaware State Police Facebook Messenger. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.