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Sussex County man wanted in connection with home invasion, assault in Lewes

21-year-old Jhareed Alexander Ayers – Delaware State Police Dept.

Delaware State Police are searching for a Sussex County man wanted in connection with a home invasion where he allegedly beat and robbed a man in Lewes.

According to the Delaware State Police Department, the incident occurred on December 16, as 21-year-old Jhareed Alexander Ayers was involved in a home invasion on Needle Drive in Lewes.

A 57-year-old male was held at gunpoint and then physically assaulted during the home invasion before an undisclosed amount of money was stolen from the home, according to police.

Three juveniles were present inside the home during the incident and were not injured. The 57-year-old male victim received minor injuries but did not require medical attention.

As a result of this incident, Jhareed is wanted for Home Invasion Burglary First Degree (Felony), Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony), Conspiracy Second Degree (Felony), Aggravated Menacing (Felony), Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Felony), Theft $1,500 or Greater (Felony), Assault Third Degree, and three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

On December 22, police say Jhareed was involved in another incident, this time on Duffy Street in Rehoboth Beach, trying to locate an acquaintance. When unsuccessful, he pointed a firearm at an individual outside and demanded they help him find the person.

When Jhareed was unsuccessful in locating the individual, he fled the area. The victim was not injured. As a result of the incident, Jhareed is wanted for Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony (Felony), Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Felony), Offensive Touching, and Aggravated Menacing (Felony).

Jhareed also has an active capias for Failure to Pay out of Sussex County Court of Common Pleas.

Jhareed is described as a black male, 5’9″, 180 lbs., black hair and brown eyes. Police say he is possibly in the Cool Springs area.

Anyone with information regarding Jhareed’s whereabouts is urged to contact Delaware State Police Troop 7 by calling 302-644-5020 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

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