UPDATED: Greenwood Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Manslaughter


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UPDATED – 5/10/19 – 2:45pm – A shooting in Bridgeville in January of 2018 will send a Greenwood man to prison for 12 years – followed by 6 months of home confinement or work release then 10 years of probation.  Officials in the Attorney General’s office say 32 year old Jared Mitchell pleaded guilty to manslaughter, 1st degree reckless endangering and a weapons offense in the shooting death of 18 year old Tavyon Sykes of Greenwood.  The shooting occurred near the intersection of Newton and Adams Roads in Bridgeville.  Mitchell was sentenced immediately by a Superior Court judge.


UPDATED – 3/29/18 – 9:45am – Delaware State Police locating a wanted murder suspect. Yesterday the Homicide Unit got word from the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office that Jared Mitchell of Greenwood was picked up in Horntown, VA on drug charges.State Police have been looking for Mitchell since late January, after Tavyon Sykes of Greenwood was dropped off at Nanticoke Memorial hospital with a fatal gunshot wounds. Mitchell was arrested on the drug charges and now awaits extradition to Delaware to face 1st degree murder charges.


UPDATED – 1/2718 – 3:30am – Delaware State Police have an arrest warrant for 31 year old Jared Mitchell of Greenwood on charges of 1st degree murder and weapons offenses.  Police say 18 year old Tavyon Sykes of Greenwood was shot near the intersection of Newton and Adams Roads in Bridgeville Thursday afternoon and dropped off at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital by private vehicle.  He died from his injuries.   If you know where Mitchell is – contact Crime Stoppers.


A murder investigation in Bridgeville. According to Delaware State Police, around 1:30 PM on Thursday afternoon police learned an 18 year old male was dropped off at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with gunshot wounds. Police say the man from Greenwood succumbed to his injuries before troopers arrived to the hospital. After investigation, the shooting was reported to occur to have occurred at the intersection Newtown Road and Adams road in Bridgeville. No other information is currently available. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact state police.