Shooting, vehicle chase leads to two arrests in Seaford

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Senecharles (left) and Darling

SEAFORD, Del. – Seaford Police say a shots fired incident and vehicle pursuit Tuesday night led to two arrests.

Shortly before 11 p.m., officers responded to Chandler Apartments for a report of shots fired. Officers observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed from the area, with two occupants wearing masks. A traffic stop was attempted, but the vehicle reportedly failed to stop and continued westbound into Maryland, then back into Delaware toward the town of Bridgeville.

Delaware State Police assisted and successfully deployed stop sticks, resulting in the vehicle coming to a stop in the Walgreens parking lot near the intersection of S. Main Street and Sussex Highway.

The driver, identified as 23-year-old Jaquan Darling, and passenger, 23-year-old Samuel Senecharles, both fled from the vehicle on foot, but were apprehended a short time later. Darling was found in possession of approximately 15.8 grams of crack cocaine, 11.7 grams of cocaine, 4.8 grams of marijuana, 1.2 grams of ecstasy, and $841 in cash. Senecharles was found in possession of approximately 14.5 grams of cocaine, 2.5 grams of marijuana, 110 bags of heroin, a digital scale, 5 cell phones, and $482 in cash.

A subsequent examination of the suspect vehicle revealed at least one round had hit the rear trunk and window of the vehicle. At the original crime scene, at least one round was found to have hit the exterior of an apartment complex, entering an apartment through an exterior wall and traveling through a bedroom where a child was sleeping. None of the residents were injured. Police also found a shell casing and bullet on Chandler Street.

Darling was held at SCI on a $95,000 cash bond on a list of drug and traffic charges. Senecharges was also held at SCI on a $60,600 secured bond. It was also discovered that Darling had an additional active warrant out of the Seaford Police Department for second degree burglary, and Senecharles was wanted on a $60,000 cash bond out of Superior Court for breach of release from a previous home invasion involving a firearm.

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