3 more arrested, double murder suspect still sought

Rhamir D Waples

UPDATED STORY: Final suspect in double homicide arrested in Philadelphia

GEORGETOWN, DELAWARE (7/20/2015) Delaware State Police say three more suspects have been arrested in a major investigation into organized crime in Kent and Sussex counties, with a man facing murder and home invasion charges still being sought.

The latest arrests follow the indictments announced earlier this month of 35 people on charges including murder, home invasion, racketeering and drug sales in a joint investigation dubbed “Operation In the House.”

The latest arrests reported Saturday:

Jacquelyn Heverin, 24, of Millsboro – 13 charges – Home invasion, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, robbery 1st Degree, conspiracy 2nd degree. Arrested July 10 and committed to New Castle County Pretrial Supervision in default of $65,000.00 secured bond. Police said she is charged for assisting in the planning of the home invasion near Millsboro that led to the Jan. 14 double homicide of Cletis Nelson and William Hopkins.

Dean R. Zerden, 47, of Millsboro – 3 charges – Possession of cocaine, criminal solicitation 2nd, conspiracy 2nd. Arrested July 6 and released on $5,200 unsecured bond.

Thomas Tallent, 29, of Georgetown – 3 charges – Possession of heroin, conspiracy 2nd, criminal solicitation 2nd. Arrested July 14 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $8,000 secured bond.

The following is still wanted on outstanding warrants:

Rhamir D. Waples, 19 of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,- 81 charges – Murder 1st Degree, attempted murder 1st degree, racketeering, home invasion, robbery 1st degree, attempted robbery 1st degree, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, conspiracy 2nd degree, reckless endangering 1st Degree, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony. Waples’ charges include the double homicide of Nelson and Hopkins, police said.

Police asked anyone with information on Waples to contact Sgt. G. Windish at 302-752-3814.

Tips also may be submitted anonymously through Delaware Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards, at 800-847-3333 or www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

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