my decision on Steven M. Snell's Motion to Suppress.
Snell is charged with the following offenses:
1) Home Invasion With the Intent to Commit a Violent Crime
2) Three counts of Robbery in the First Degree
3) Two counts of Carjacking in the First Degree
4) Two counts of Kidnapping in the First Degree
5) One count of Assault in the Second Degree 6) Nine counts
of Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a
7) One Count of Possession of Burglary Tools
alleged victims of Snell's crimes are Stephen Scone and
Helen Scone. The Scones are married and in their early
Snell had picked up theft and theft of a motor vehicle and
burglary and other charges on or about July 2, 2018 through
July 7, 2018. It appears that he resolved these charges
quickly, but was warned by the prosecutor or judge at the
time if he returned to court he was facing six years in jail.
Snell was released from prison on or about July 26, 2018.
July 28, 2018, Snell's grandfather took Snell to the
Rehoboth Beach Park & Ride. Snell then went to the
Scones' house, which is about one mile away in the
Rehoboth Beach Yacht and Country Club. Snell and his
grandfather had done some electrical work for the Scones
several months earlier. The Scones paid Snell's
grandfather in cash. Helen Scone believed that Snell had
taken about $ 180 in cash from her purse when he was working
at the Scones' house because Snell was working in the
area where Helen Scone's purse was located. The logical
inference is that Snell knew that the Scones kept cash in
Snell got to the Scones' house sometime around 9:00 a.m.
on July 28, 2018. Stephen Scone saw Snell outside. Snell
wanted to come in and use the Scone's telephone. Stephen
Scone let Snell do that. Stephen Scone heard Snell ...