Laurel, De. - The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit arrested a 25-year-old Laurel man in connection with a homicide.
The preliminary investigation revealed the incident occurred at approximately 1:31 p.m., on Thursday, January 7, 2016 when the Laurel Police Department was dispatched to check the welfare of a subject at the unit block of West 6th Street, Laurel, DE. Troopers also responded to the location to assist. Upon arrival, family members advised they found the victim Yolande Georges, 61 of Laurel, deceased inside the residence. The victim sustained obvious trauma to her upper body resulting in her death.
Earlier today at approximately 8:39 a.m., a Trooper responded to a suspicious person complaint located on Bacons Road west of Bi-State Boulevard, Delmar. The individual was reported walking in the middle of the road acting in a suspicious manner. The subject was identified as Dukinson Appolon. During contact, Dukinson Appolon attempted to cause physical harm to himself which caused the Trooper to deploy his divisionally issued Taser. The Trooper was able to gain control of Appolon and took him into custody. The suspect was transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital for treatment. It was later determined that Dukinson is the victim’s son and lives upstairs from the victim.
Dukinson Appolon, 25 of Laurel, was developed as a suspect through a comprehensive investigation, and was charged with Murder 1st Degree and Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony. Appolon was transported to Troop 5, Bridgeville where he was processed. He was arraigned at JP2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution and held without bail. (2015 mug shot attached)
The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit continues to investigate this incident and no motive has been established at this time.