Delaware Murder Suspect Nabbed In Washington County

A man who had been wanted for more than a year for a murder in Delaware was arrested Friday in Washington County.

Deputies arrested Areon Gibbs after a short chase at a home on Reno Road with the help of ALE and SBI agents and officers from Plymouth police.

Dover, Delaware police contacted Washington County on Friday saying they had information that Gibbs was in the area. He was wanted for a March 2010 murder in Dover. Charges against Gibbs include first degree murder, robbery first degree, possession of a firearm in commission of a felony and conspiracy.

Gibbs is being held without bond.


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  • by Anonymous on Jul 22, 2011 at 08:22 PM
    Lawdee me.. he sho' be in a heap o' trouble
  • by Anonymous on Jul 18, 2011 at 11:18 PM
    he kinda looks like cooleo the rapper!
  • by 250 Location: Jax on Jul 18, 2011 at 01:16 PM
    Part of the free trade deal. Half of Greenvilles shooters are probably in Baltimore or Philly right now. Yeah; there's an app for that.
  • by Disgusted Location: Washington, NC on Jul 18, 2011 at 09:23 AM
    He looks like a Washington County native! I bet he thought he would blend right in.
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      by Really!! on Jul 18, 2011 at 01:33 PM in reply to Disgusted
      Well since you are disgusted where do you get off saying he looks like a Washington County native?? I am from Washington County and I beg to differ!! So from now on when anyone from Washington gets arrested we can say they look like a Beaufort County native just like you!! You are the real winner here!!
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        by Disgusted on Jul 18, 2011 at 05:53 PM in reply to Really!!
        Thanks for the laugh, Really!! Why did you assume that it was an insult to look like a Washington County native? You spoke for yourself. Ha!!
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          by Huh? on Jul 18, 2011 at 06:33 PM in reply to Disgusted
          What are you talking about, I'm not even from Wash Co. Just every other violence story posted on the home page is from Pitt County, and you are calling out another county?.....hahahaha
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          by Really!! on Jul 21, 2011 at 01:43 PM in reply to Disgusted
          No because YOU stated that a murder suspect looks like a native of Washington County! Saying that everyone in Washington County is a criminal and he would blend in and not get caught! Right Disgusted?? You need to get a life!! SO HA!! And thanks for showing everyone just what an intellect you are!
  • by anonylocal Location: Pitt on Jul 18, 2011 at 09:22 AM
    This area sure is attracting some real winners. Glad he's off the street.
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      by anonylocal on Jul 18, 2011 at 12:12 PM in reply to anonylocal
      Really? Your from Pitt and talking about real winners? Enough real winners in Greenville for the whole state much less county!
  • by Theresa Location: Martin Co. on Jul 18, 2011 at 08:16 AM
    Great job Washington County, ALE and SBI!! i just pray the justice system keeps him off the streets and in jail where he belongs.
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