UPDATED: 3rd Suspect Arrested for Basketball Brawl at Milford


UPDATE 2/28 – Milford Police arresting their third suspect from the brawl at the Cape Henlopen- Smyrna boys basketball game last week. Only identified as a 17-year old boy from New Castle, the suspect turned himself into police yesterday. He was charged with one count of disorderly conduct before being released to his parents. The boy will appear before the Kent County Family Court at a later date. Police already arrested two other teens in connection with the fight.

One of those teens, Randy Rickards, is a player on the Cape Henlopen basketball team. When asked whether he would have to sit out for one or more games of the DIAA state tournament, Cape Henlopen Officials told WGMD “As with all disciplinary issues related to our students, we follow our student Code of Conduct. Per the State Privacy Laws, we are not permitted to release any information related to individual students, including any disciplinary action taken.


UPDATE 2/27 – Second arrest made stemming from the fight at the Cape Henlopen-Smyrna boys basketball game last week. Milford Police say Tahraan Hughes of Smyrna turned himself into police on Monday. He was one of two outstanding suspects involved in a brawl during the 4th quarter of the Henlopen Conference semi-finals last Thursday. Hughes was charged with disorderly conduct and released on $500 unsecured bail. There is still one suspect at large.

Milford Police continue to investigate a fight that broke out Thursday night during the last 5 minutes of the Cape Henlopen/Smyrna High School basketball game.  Investigation has led to three arrest warrants issued.  18 year old Randy Rickards has been charged with disorderly conduct and 3rd degree assault.  He turned himself in to police.  Two others are being sought and arrangements are being made for them to turn themselves in to police.  The game was cancelled in the fourth quarter.