The Delaware State Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a 41-year-old Millville man wanted in connection to a Failure to Stop at the Command incident and home-improvement fraud.
According to the DSP, on Jan. 28, about 9:26 p.m., a patrol trooper assigned to Troop 7 in Lewes attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a Dodge Ram pickup for failing to signal and a suspended-registration infraction. The trooper, who activated the vehicle’s emergency equipment, realized the vehicle was not stopping and was able to observe a white male operator as the vehicle attempted to flee.
As the trooper was investigating and following the pickup on Dairy Farm Road, they learned the registered owner of the vehicle was Roy K. Barker, 41, of Millville and that he was operating with a suspended driver’s license and had an active arrest warrant from Troop 4 for home-improvement fraud.
During the course of fleeing the police, the vehicle struck five mailboxes on Josephs Road, damaging all of them. Shortly afterward, police made the decision to discontinue the pursuit. It was later determined through photographs obtained by the trooper that the operator was Barker, police said.
As a result of the incident, the DSP has obtained arrest warrants on Barker for Failing to Stop at the Command of a Police Officer, five counts of Criminal Mischief and 23 related traffic offenses, including driving on a suspended license and aggressive driving. He is also wanted by Troop 4 for home improvement fraud and has an outstanding warrant from the Sussex County Court Superior Court for failing to appear on an arraignment for a separate home-improvement fraud.
Anyone with information on Barker’s whereabouts is being urged to call Troop 7 at (302) 644.5020. Tips may also be forwarded to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or online at www.tipsubmit.com.