(Dec. 14, 2012) Two Princess Anne men were arrested Nov. 30 in connection with the Nov. 28 theft of handguns from Benelli USA Corp. in Pocomoke.
Detectives from the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation assisted the Pocomoke Police Department in the investigation.
After extensive interviews with Benelli employees, a suspect was identified as Ivy Darneild Matthews, who has been a temporary worker for less than a month when the handgun theft was discovered.
Search warrants were executed for Matthews’ cell phone and residence. Police said they revealed evidence of the theft and Matthews’ intention to sell them. Further information was obtained that revealed Jabri Wilson, also known as Jabri Melvin, conspired with Matthews to purchase the stolen handguns.
Matthews, a convicted felon who is prohibited from possessing firearms, was charged with theft of less than $1,000 and possession of firearms by a person with a felony conviction. Wilson was charged with conspiracy to purchase stolen firearms and conspiracy to commit theft.