Georgetown man charged in carjacking incidents near Lewes

24-year-old Dionte Stanley, of Georgetown, DE – Delaware State Police

Delaware State Police have arrested a Georgetown man for two carjacking attempts that took place near Lewes.

Police say two victims, a 49-year-old Milton man and a 68-year-old Harbeson man, were driving separate vehicles in the area of Beaver Dam Road in Lewes around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday when they were flagged down by a shirtless African American man, later identified as 24-year-old Dionte Stanley, of Georgetown, DE.

In each of the incidents, the victims thought Stanley was waving them down due to being in some type of distress, and they stopped wanting to help.

Stanley approached them at their driver’s side door and began making irrational statements while trying to gain access to the vehicles, according to police. Both victims became alarmed, immediately drove away, and called 911. Neither were injured.

Stanley was later arrested without incident. He was charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Carjacking, Terroristic Threatening and Failure to Comply with Taking of Photos or Fingerprints. He was arraigned and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $68,000 cash bond.