The Delaware State Police arrested 41-year-old Christopher Lyons of New Castle, Delaware for possessing stolen property after troopers were called to a campsite yesterday afternoon.
On June 14, 2023, at approximately 12:54 p.m., troopers responded to Holly Lake Campground in Millsboro to check on the welfare of a man who was found slumped over the steering wheel of a pickup truck. Troopers contacted Christopher Lyons in a maroon Ford F-150 and saw an empty heroin baggie on his shorts. Lyons was subsequently taken into custody without incident. Troopers searched the F-150 and found a backpack blower and a power saw in the trunk bed. The blower was reported stolen by the Kennesaw Police Department in Georgia in May 2023, and the power saw was reported stolen by the Duncanville Police Department in Texas in October 2020. Troopers also discovered that the Ford F-150 was reported stolen by the New Castle County Police Department in August 2022. Additionally, Lyons was wanted by both Troop 1 and the Wilmington Police Department for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.
Lyons was taken to Troop 7 and charged with the following crimes:
- Receiving Stolen Property Over $1,500 (Felony)
- Receiving Stolen Property Under $1,500 – 2 counts
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Lyons was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $2,050 cash and $4,000 secured bonds.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto
Released: 061523 1301
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