UPDATE | Wanted Georgetown man arrested, charged in string of church burglaries in Sussex County

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31-year-old Adam Calloway, of Georgetown, DE – Georgetown Police Dept.

Delaware State Police have arrested a wanted Georgetown man in connection with a series of burglaries at local churches in Sussex County.

Early this month, State Police launched an investigation into burglaries at various churches in Laurel, Seaford, Millsboro and Georgetown.

Police learned that in all of the incidents, the point of entry was an exterior window in which the suspect, identified as 31-year-old Adam Calloway, forced his way inside by breaking the glass.

On Wednesday, January 15, troopers responded to the Sunrise Motel on Sussex Highway in Seaford where Calloway was located inside a room.

Troopers observed crack cocaine in plain view inside the room along with a .22 caliber bullet, according to police. As troopers escorted Calloway to the patrol vehicle, he resisted arrest and tried to flee on foot but was apprehended a short time later.

Detectives obtained a search warrant for the motel room where Calloway was staying and found numerous amounts of what was believed to be stolen property and seized the items.

It was later learned that during the overnight hours of Tuesday, January 14, troopers were called to an address on Butler Branch Road in Seaford for a burglary complaint.

Detectives recovered items in Calloway’s motel room that belonged to the victim of that burglary. He was also identified as the suspect in another residential burglary that occurred on January 4 at a home on Concord Pond Road in Seaford.

Calloway was charged with Burglary Second Degree (2 counts), Attempted to Commit Burglary Third Degree (2 counts), Burglary Third Degree (3 counts), Theft (Felony) (2 counts), Attempted to Commit Theft (2 counts), Theft Under $1500, Criminal Mischief (4 counts), Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited, Resisting Arrest, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. He also had 13 active arrest warrants out of various agencies across the state.

Calloway was arraigned and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $29,507.00 secured and $11,200.00 cash only bond.

The investigation is ongoing with further charges pending.