MILFORD, Del. - A man wanted for theft of a motor vehicle was taken into custody, after police say they were searching for a different man who was wanted in connection to a Milford burglary. The man sought in connection to the burglary was also taken into custody.
The Milford Police Department says on Friday, officers responded to a home, in the 600 block of Lakelawn Drive, after warrants were obtained for 49-year-old Paul Marker, of Milford. Police say they received information that led to Marker reportedly being connected to a burglary that happened on December 6, on West Clarke Avenue, in which tools were taken. According to the report, Marker was found hiding in the basement of the home. The 49-year was then taken into custody by Milford PD.
As officers approached the home prior to taking Marker into custody, police say a man was seen fleeing from the home's back window. Officers apparently took 22-year-old Christopher Lagasse, of Milford into custody. Investigators learned that Lagasse was wanted for a September 2017 investigation into a theft of a motor vehicle that happened in the 1000 block of North Walnut Street.
According to authorities, Marker was charged with theft $1,500 or greater, theft under $1500, criminal mischief, tampering with physical evidence, conspiracy second degree, and two counts of burglary third degree. His bail was apparently set at $6,500 unsecured. A preliminary hearing for Marker's case is set for December 14 at the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas.
Police say Lagasse was charged with theft of a motor vehicle associated with the September investigation. His bail was apparently set at $1,000 secured. A preliminary hearing for Lagasse is set for December 22 at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas.
Authorities are not associating Lagasse with the West Clarke Burglary investigation.
Lagasse was later turned over to the Sussex Correctional Institution.
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