NEWS ALERT: Arrest Made in Sussex County Church Burglaries

Delaware State Police have announced an arrest in a string of church burglaries across Central and Western Sussex County over the past few weeks.

Troopers say they arrested 31-year-old Adam M. Calloway on Wednesday at the Sunrise Motel on Sussex Highway (Route 13) in Seaford. Upon contact with the suspect, Troopers observed crack-cocaine in plain view and a .22 caliber bullet. He was taken into custody but resisted arrest and fled on foot as Troopers attempted to transport him from the motel to a patrol vehicle. He was apprehended a short time later. A search of his motel room uncovered numerous suspected stolen items from the Churches.

As Delmarva News Network previously reported, 3 churches were burglarized since January 6 including Carey’s United Methodist Church in Millsboro, St. Johns AME Church in Laurel and Trinity Church in Millsboro. In announcing Calloway’s arrest, Delaware State Police also unveiled that Calloway was suspected responsible in two other church burglaries including Iglesai Evangelica Betana Church in Seaford and Mt. Olivet Church in Georgetown. We have also learned that the suspect was responsible for a residential burglary that happened in the overnight hours of January 14 at a home in the 26000 block of Butler Branch Road in Seaford and a residential burglary at a home in the 24000 block of Concord Pond Road in Seaford that happened on January 4.

Calloway has been charged with 2 counts of Second Degree Burglary, 2 counts of Third Degree Attempt to Commit Burglary, 3 counts of Third Degree Burglary, 2 counts of Felony Theft, 2 counts of Attempt to Commit Theft, Theft Under $1500, 4 counts of Criminal Mischief, Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited, Resisting Arrest and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Calloway had 13 active arrest warrants from various law enforcement agencies across the state of Delaware. He was arraigned and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $29,507 secured and $11,200 cash only bond. The investigation continue and further charges are pending.