Murder, Gun Charges, Sex Crime Result in Prison Time

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Date Posted: Friday, December 22nd, 2017


Also Burglary, Unlawful Sexual Contact guilty verdict in Kent County

A 24-year-old Newark man will spend 30 years in prison after his sentencing by a Superior Court judge for charges of Murder Second Degree, Assault First Degree, Robbery First Degree and Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited. Deputy Attorneys General Sonia Augusthy and Dan McBride secured the sentence for Isaac Lecompte. In 2014, Lecompte and accomplices robbed and murdered Ira Hopkins in the Village of Windhover apartment complex (now Evergreen Apartments at Christiana Reserve). Donna Lindsey was the social worker and Stacey Coupe was the paralegal on the case.

A 31-year-old Wilmington man with repeated gun charges was sentenced by a Superior Court judge to 10 years of minimum mandatory prison time followed by 6 months home confinement, then 18 months of probation. Deputy Attorney General Amanda DiLiberto secured a plea to the charge of Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited. Gibson was considered one of New Castle County Police Department’s most violent offenders with prior convictions for Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, Possession of a Ammunition by a Person Prohibited, and Trafficking in Cocaine. When stopped by police in early 2017, Brandon Gibson fled and concealed a firearm inside his neighbor’s stove. Gibson currently has pending charges for violating a no contact order for an act of intimidation related to the case. DOJ Paralegal Jessica Ascione and Administrative Assistant Val Rocha assisted with the case.

Deputy Attorneys General Marc Petrucci and Rebecca Song secured a prison sentence for 31-year-old Wilmington man, Haywood Johnson, after he pled guilty to Possession Of A Firearm By A Person Prohibited and Aggravated Possession Of Heroin. The Street-Crime Unit of the Wilmington Police Department was instrumental in the investigation and arrest of Johnson. When the Street-Crime Unit found Johnson in possession of drugs and a loaded firearm, he attempted to flee. He was sentenced by a Superior Court judge to at least 7 years of minimum mandatory time in prison followed by 18 months of probation. He must also forfeit his gun and ammunition.

A Newark man who solicited a 15-year-old female for nude photos on the instant messaging app Kik and sent her nude photos of himself will spend 5 years in prison. Deputy Attorney General Diana Dunn secured the sentence for Michael Imwold, 19, who pled guilty to two counts of Sexual Solicitation of a Child Under 18 to Engage in Prohibited Sexual Act. He was sentenced by a Superior Court judge to 5 years in prison, followed by probation, and will register as a Tier 3 sex offender upon his release. DOJ Child Predator Unit Chief Investigating Officer Dennis Campbell assisted with the case.

Deputy Attorney General Sean Motoyoshi secured a conviction for Richard McLamb, a 43-year-old man from Clayton. A Superior Court jury convicted McLamb of Burglary First Degree, Unlawful Sexual Contact Third Degree and Resisting Arrest. In June 2016, McLamb unlawfully entered his neighbor’s home and sexually assaulted her while she was alone and sleeping on the couch. McLamb was taken into custody shortly after running from Clayton Police. Detective Ryan Wright of the Delaware State Police, DOJ social worker Lorraine Freese, paralegal Sue Balick, administrative assistant Samantha Huey and investigator Pete Fraley assisted with the case. McLamb is scheduled to be sentenced by a Superior Court judge on February 27, 2018 and faces between 2 and 17 years in prison.

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