Seaford man arrested following kidnapping investigation

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SEAFORD, Del. – A Seaford man has been arrested in connection to a kidnapping that took place earlier this month.

We’re told the incident took place on New Year’s Day on Pine Street in Seaford. Further investigation led police to identify 38-year-old Darnell Stokes as the suspect in this incident, as well as two other incidents involving unlawful imprisonment and burglary.

Stokes was charged with first degree kidnapping, first degree robbery, aggravated menacing, first degree and second degree unlawful imprisonment, two counts second degree assault, second degree burglary, malicious interference with emergency communications, two counts of theft under $1500, two counts of offensive touching, and disorderly conduct. He was issued a $74,000 cash bond for the kidnapping incident and a $22,000 secured bond for an unlawful imprisonment incident and a burglary incident.

Stokes is being held at SCI.

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