Police have charged a Newark man in connection with a home invasion robbery and shooting that occurred on Route 13 near Townsend in May.

Delaware State Police robbery unit detectives have arrested a Newark man in connection with a home invasion robbery and shooting that occurred near Townsend in May.

On Friday, Aug. 7, detectives arrested and charged Marshall C. Brown, 32, with three counts of first-degree robbery, first-degree assault, four counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, three counts of home invasion, first-degree burglary, criminal impersonation, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, aggravated menacing, and second-degree conspiracy.

He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution for lack of $361,000 cash bail.

Brown, who had fled to Miami, Florida after the home invasion, was apprehended by members of the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force and held until he could be extradited back to Delaware.

The investigation into the incident by robbery unit detectives is continuing. No further information will be released at this time so as not to jeopardize their investigation, police said.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the robbery unit at Troop 2, Glasgow, at 302-365-8566. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, on the internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."


Delaware State Police said a female resident was injured when she was shot during the home invasion robbery on May 26, in the 3900 block of South DuPont Highway (Route 13), near Townsend.

The incident occurred at 2:04 a.m., as three male suspects forced entry into the home. The suspects, two of whom were armed with guns, then confronted the occupants of the home -- a 51-year-old woman, a 31-year-old man, a 22-year-old woman, and a 1-year-old baby boy.

The suspects demanded money from the residents.

The 51-year-old woman took out her own gun and exchanged gunfire with one of the suspects. The woman suffered a wound to her lower leg.

As this was occurring, the 31-year-old man was assaulted by one of the other two suspects.

The suspects obtained an undisclosed amount of money from the victims before fleeing the residence.

The 51-year-old woman and the 31-year-old man were both taken to Christiana Hospital where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries. No injuries were sustained by the other occupants of the home. Police said it is unknown if any of the suspects were injured.

The suspects were described as two black males and one Hispanic male. They were all wearing masks covering their faces.