Two men arrested for armed robbery at Shore Stop in Selbyville

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Left, Leck Lyons. Right, Lucas S. Powell.

SELBYVILLE, Del. – Two Sussex County men are facing multiple charges after police say they robbed a convenience store.

On Friday, Delaware State Police wrapped up a several-week long robbery investigation, after searching a home on the 36000 block of Blackstone Drive in Ocean View, Del. Police say on December 26th, 2021, troopers responded to Shore Stop in the area of Lighthouse Road and Zion Church Road for a robbery.

Investigators say a male suspect got out of the passenger side of a vehicle before entering the store and robbing the clerk at gunpoint. The suspect left Shore Stop with cash and got back into the waiting vehicle. The clerk was not hurt in the robbery.

42-year-old Lucas S. Powell of Millville and 47-year-old Leck Lyons of Ocean View were identified as possible suspects. Evidence believed to be connected to the robbery was found in their home. Police also found 3.3 grams of a counterfeit substance disguised as cocaine, and drug paraphernalia.

Powell was arrested during the search. A 38-year-old woman from Laurel was also arrested at the home for active capias. Lyons was later found driving Powell’s vehicle, and was also arrested.

Powell was charged with first degree robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, concealed carry of a deadly weapon, and possession of a firearm by a person prohibited. He is also facing charges for second degree conspiracy, aggravated menacing, possession with intent to deliver a counterfeit controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Powell was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court #2, and taken to Sussex Correctional Institution on $148,000 cash bond.

Meanwhile, Lyons was charged with first degree robbery, second degree conspiracy, possession of marijuana, and multiple traffic violations. He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court #2, and taken to Sussex Correctional Institution on $62,000 cash bond.

The 38-year-old woman was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 for her capias, and released on her own recognizance.

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