Location: Various locations throughout Frankford, Dagsboro, Millsboro, Georgetown, and Laurel.
Date of Occurrence: November 2012 to January 2013
Victim: 23 victims
Defendant, Charges and Bond Information:
Joseph D. Snead, 21, Dagsboro, DE
114 charges ranging from Burglary 2nd, Felony Theft, Theft of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Credit Card, Conspiracy, and Criminal Mischief.
Arraigned at JP3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $153,700.00 secured bond.
Nakeisha A. Thomas, 30, Dagsboro, DE
140 charges ranging from Burglary 2nd, Felony Theft, Theft of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Credit Card, Conspiracy, and Criminal Mischief.
Arraigned at JP3 and committed to Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $39,000.00 secured bond.
Frankford, DE- Delaware State Police Detectives have arrested a couple in connection with numerous burglaries and thefts that occurred in Sussex County.
Earlier this month, Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Unit at Troop 4 began investigating a series of burglaries that were occurring in the Frankford, Dagsboro, Millsboro, Georgetown, and Laurel areas. These incidents, which began in late November, would occur during the daylight hours and in most cases, windows were shattered by objects found around the victim’s homes. In the majority of the burglaries, property taken consisted primarily of jewelry, cash, and electronic devices. In one particular burglary in December, a victim from Millsboro had a gas card stolen. Detectives were then able to link the transactions to a gas station located in Millsboro and learned through the investigation that Joseph D. Snead andNakeisha A. Thomas were the ones in possession of the card.
On January 9th, warrants were obtained on the suspects in connection with multiple counts of Identity Theft and Unlawful Use of a Credit Card. Snead was picked up at Probation and Parole that afternoon and charged with six counts of Identity Theft, six counts of Theft, and six counts of Unlawful Use of a Credit Card. He was committed to SCI in lieu of $10,000.00 secured bail. Nakeisha Thomas was arrested on January 14th for 12 counts of Identity Theft, 12 counts of Theft, and 12 counts of Unlawful Use of a Credit Card. She was remanded to WCI in default of $39,000.00 secured bail.
Through the course of the investigation and interviews, the two had also been linked to the burglaries that were committed in southern Sussex County. Additional charges were brought against the two on January 17th including multiple counts of Burglary 2nd, Theft of a Firearm, Felony Theft, Conspiracy, and Criminal Mischief. An additional bond of $143,700.00 secured bond was place on Snead. Bond on Thomas was not readily available on the additional charges. Both are still incarcerated.