Four charged in connection to Kent Co. home invasion

49-year-old Kim Forsythe of Magnolia; 25-year-old Dorian Pierce of Magnolia; 26-year-old Desmond Abernathy of Magnolia Courtesy of Delaware State Police

Four people were arrested, after troopers say they were involved in a home invasion, in Kent County.

Delaware State Police say on Thursday, around 1:45 PM, troopers responded to the 1600 block of Mahan Corner Road in reference to a report of a home invasion. Once on scene, troopers say they learned that a 45-year-old man was in a back room of his home when he heard loud noises. Authorities say he then exited the bedroom to investigate.

According to the report, the 45-year-old was then confronted by a person pointing a baseball bat at him. The suspect reportedly indicated that he was there to confront the victim's nephew who was not at the home during the incident. DSP says there were two other suspects in the home, one of which was wearing a mask and also had a baseball bat.

Law enforcement reports that the victim was able to flee from the scene unharmed, when he noticed a fourth suspect seated in a vehicle that was parked on his driveway. Troopers say after the suspects fled in their vehicle, the victim returned to find extensive damage to his front door and interior of the house along with missing property.

After further investigation, Detectives say they identified the suspects as  49-year-old Kim Forsythe of Magnolia, 25-year-old Dorian Pierce of Magnolia, 26-year-old Desmond Abernathy of Magnolia, and a 17-year-old boy of Dover. Investigators say a search warrant was obtained for an apartment in the unit block of Flagstick Lane, in Magnolia, where all four suspects were taken into custody. 

Forsythe, Pierce, Abernathy, and 17-year-old were charged with home invasion, robbery first degree, theft, criminal mischief, conspiracy second and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony. Abernathy was also charged with resisting arrest and wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony. The teen was also charged with resisting arrest.

Kim Forsythe was turned over to Baylor Women's Correctional Institute on a $61,750 secured bond. Pierce was turned over to the Baylor Women's Correctional Institute on a $62,000 secured bond. Abernathy was turned over to the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $65,000 secured Bond, and the 17-year-old juvenile was committed to Stevenson House on a $62,500 secured bond.

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