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Felton Man Charged In Early Morning Viola Home Invasion

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VIOLA, Del. - A Felton man is behind bars after allegedly breaking into a Viola home, and shooting a man inside. Delaware State Police say around 2:30 AM on Wednesday, a 31-year-old man heard loud banging on the backdoor of his West Evens Road home.

According to the report, when the man went to investigate, he found the door open, and an acquaintance, 22-year-old Tyree Bordley, armed with a handgun, inside. Bordley reportedly demanded money and jewelry, but when the victim told him he didn't have any, Bordley apparently shot the victim in the leg. Police say the two then started to struggle, during which the victim was able to get control of the handgun, and fire at the suspect, missing him.

The report continues saying, Bordley then fled into a back bedroom, where a 31-year-old woman was sleeping with her 3-year-old son. Police say Bordley grabbed the two, holding a large knife, and threatened to kill them if the male victim didn't return his gun. The victim reportedly handed over the gun, and the woman and child were able to get away and run from the residence. Police say Bordley also fled through the backdoor.

Troopers say they were able to arrest the suspect at his Felton home, within 45 minutes of the incident. He was charged with 1st degree robbery, 1st and 2nd degree assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, home invasion, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, 2 counts of aggravated menacing, endangering the welfare of a child, and criminal mischief. Bordley is being held at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $274,100 bond.

The male victim is being treated at Christiana Medical Center for the non-life-threatening gunshot wound, while the other two victims were treated at Kent General Hospital for minor abrasions during their altercation with the suspect.

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