Two arrested and one wanted in Felton area kidnapping and robbery

The Delaware State Police Major Crimes Unit says it has arrested two people involved in an early September robbery happened at a Felton area hotel.

Officials report that the incident happened on September 3, around 9:30 PM, when a 24-year old male victim and a female acquaintance went to Poynter’s Motel, on South DuPont Highway.

According to the report, when the victim and the woman opened the door and went in the room the woman had purchased earlier that day, two men came out of the bathroom wearing masks and gloves and began assaulting the male victim.  

While the assault was taking place, the woman, Aaliyah Coleman, 21, of Magnolia, reportedly turned and walked out of the room, leaving the victim behind.  

Officials say the two men continued assaulting the victim after binding his legs and hands to a chair and placing tape around his mouth before pouring a chemical over his head and threatening to set him on fire.  

One suspect then apparently took money from the victim after cutting hair from his head and then took off in an unknown direction.

The victim was eventually able to free himself and walk to a nearby gas station where he was contacted by troopers after being reported as a suspicious person.  

Officials say he was taken by EMS to an area hospital where he was treated and released for serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries.

According to the report, investigators found out that Coleman had befriended the victim through social media in late August and planned the incident with her boyfriend, Courtney F. Goode Jr., 40, of Camden, and another acquaintance, Michael W. Nunn, 26, of Felton, to bring the victim to the motel.

On September 8, officials took Coleman into custody at her home and she was taken back to Troop 3 where she was charged with:

  • Kidnapping 1st
  • Robbery 1st
  • Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony
  • Conspiracy 2nd
  • Assault 1st

She was arraigned at JP2 and committed to Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $202,000 secured bond.

On September 12, officials took Nunn into custody and charged him with:

  • Kidnapping 1st
  • Robbery 1st
  • Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony
  • Wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony
  • Conspiracy 2nd
  • Assault 1st and possession of a firearm by a person prohibited

He was arraigned at JP2 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $268,000 secured bond.

According to the report, Courtney Goode Jr. has not been located and is currently wanted for:

  • Kidnapping 1st
  • Robbery 1st
  • Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony
  • Wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony
  • Conspiracy 2nd
  • Assault 1st
  • Possession of a firearm by a person prohibited

He also has two warrants for his arrest out of Milford Police Department for Harassment.

If anyone has any information in reference to Goode’s whereabouts, they are asked to contact Detective M. Weinstein at 302-698-8443.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 using the keyword “DSP”.

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