Delaware State Police

Laurel Man Arrested After Breaking Into House

Jenkins-Heath, Tyrone Jr
Tyrone Jenkins-Heath Jr.


Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Laurel – The Delaware State Police, with the assistance of Laurel Police Department, have arrested a Laurel man immediately after he broke into a house and stole a pair of ladies undergarments.

Around 4:55 a.m. Friday May 19, 2017, a 9-1-1 call was received from a resident in the 30000 block of Penn Street advising that someone had just broken into their house.  The investigation revealed the two female victims, that reside in the residence, heard an unusual noise inside the house and barricaded themselves in a bedroom.  The suspect attempted to gain entry into the bedroom, but the two females escaped out of the window and ran to a nearby neighbor where they called 9-1-1.  Responding troopers and officers from Laurel PD were initially given a description of a white male wearing a white T-shirt and white hat, but that information changed upon further investigation to a black male after he was observed by witnesses leaving the area and acting suspiciously.  Officers from Laurel PD were able to located the black male, who was later identified as Tyrone M. Jenkins-Heath Jr., 21 of Laurel, walking through a neighboring yard and found him in possession of women’s underwear, which were positively identified by one of the victim’s as being hers.

Tyrone Jenkins-Heath was transported back to Troop 5 where he was charged with Burglary 2nd, Theft, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief, and two counts of Attempted Rape 2nd after he informed investigators that his intentions were to have one or both of the victims to perform unlawful sexual acts on him.  He was arraigned at JP2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $396,300.00 cash bond.

Released: 052017 0730


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