Two arrested, jailed in Harrington

HARRINGTON — Michael W. Workman, 45, and Jessica Cane, 24, both of the first block of Jessica Lane in Felton, were arrested by the Harrington Police Department March 15.

While on patrol, Harrington Police were contacted about two subjects, later identified at Workman and Cane, who were in a vehicle parked in the Midway Shopping Center. Police were then given a description of the vehicle but did not locate anyone in the vehicle.

Police waited and observed a male and female exit a business and get into the vehicle. Officers from the Harrington and Felton Police Departments approached the vehicle. As officers approached the vehicle neither Workman nor Cane would exit the vehicle and refused to open the door or put down the window.

An officer then used his department issued ASP baton to break the window. After the window was broken, Workman attempted to try to get the vehicle in gear and flee but officers were able to remove him from the vehicle after department-issued Tasers were deployed.

Workman and Cane were both taken into custody without further incident. After which, police determined there was a 7-year-old child in the vehicle who was unharmed.

A computer check revealed that Workman had an active warrant out of Delaware State Police Troop 5 and two violation of probation capias issued by Kent County Superior Court. It was also revealed that Cane has several capias out of several different courts. Both were transported to the Harrington Police Department for processing.

Workman was charged by the Harrington Police with reckless endangering in the second degree, endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia. The Delaware State Police charged him with identity theft, two counts of theft under $1,500, six counts of forgery in the second degree and six counts of theft by false pretense. Workman was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute in default of $12,500 secured bail and $10,000 cash bail.

Cane was also committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute default of secured bond for all her capias. She did not face any additional criminal charges. Both were arraigned via video phone at Justice of the Peace Court 2.


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