A man wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service in Delaware and New Jersey has been arrested in Wyoming, southwest of Dover.
Avery Maxwell, 25, of Smyrna, was taken into custody on Jan. 9, said US Marshal Michael McGowan.
The cases again Maxwell began Oct. 28 when warrants were issued in New Jersey charging him with robbery, weapons possession and aggravated assault.
On Nov. 15, Delaware State Police charged Maxwell with home invasion and second-degree robbery from an incident that took place Aug. 31 on Seven Hickories Road, west of Cheswold.
Two other suspects in that case already had been taken into custody.
The DSP also charged Maxwell on Jan. 3 with first-degree robbery, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, four counts of endangering the welfare of a child, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited and home invasion; these charges stemmed from a separate incident that took place Sept. 10 in the Willow Tree Mobile Home Park, on Kitts Hummock Road, Dover.
Since Maxwell was wanted in both states, the United States Marshals Service’s New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force and the United States Marshals First State Fugitive Task Force began working together to find Maxwell. Information came to light from efforts by the New Jersey unit that provided a possible lead in Delaware.
The two services teamed up and arrested Maxwell at a home in the first block of Woodville Drive, McGowan said.
At the time he was arrested, Maxwell had a total of 15 outstanding arrest warrants from Delaware and New Jersey.