One arrested, second sought in Dover carjacking

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DOVER, Del. – Dover Police say they have arrested one suspect and are searching for a second in connection to a carjacking early Thursday morning.

According to police, at around 12:30 a.m., the two suspects got into a vehicle that was left running in the parking lot. The female victim witnessed this and ran outside to approach that, at which point the driver reportedly pointed a handgun at her before fleeing.

A short time later, the vehicle was seen by Smyrna Police, but the pursuit was discontinued due to safety concerns. Just after 3:30 a.m., the vehicle was once again seen by Smyrna Police, who then pursued the vehicle into the Dover area. The vehicle eventually stopped in the area of South Governors Avenue and Bank Lane, at which point the suspects got out and fled on foot.

Officers were able to arrest 20-year-old Dakota Borntreger, who was also reportedly in possession of two handguns. He was charged with first degree robbery, two counts of possession of an untraceable firearm, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, wearing a disguise, and second degree conspiracy, and was held at SCI on a $46,000 cash bond.

The second suspect remains at large. Anyone that may have information on this incident is asked to contact Dover PD at 302-736-7130 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

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