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Monday, December 13, 2021

Ryan Bacon Pleads Guilty to Federal Offenses

Admits Participation in Scheme to Kidnap and Kill New Castle County Woman and Subsequent Shooting of 6-Year-Old; Agrees to 30 Year Sentence

WILMINGTON, Del. – Ryan Bacon, 37, of Wilmington, pled guilty in federal court today, accepting his role in the kidnapping and killing of a New Castle County woman during the morning of June 6, 2017, and the shooting of a 6-year-old boy that same day.  U.S. District Judge Leonard P. Stark accepted the plea.

According to court documents, Bacon, who also goes by “Buck 50”, pled guilty to the following offenses: (1) Conspiracy to Commit Kidnapping; (2) Discharging of a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence; (3) Conspiracy to Commit Stalking; and (4) Stalking.  As part of the plea, Bacon agreed to serve 30 years in federal prison.  Bacon’s sentencing date has not yet been set.

David C. Weiss, U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, made the announcement.  The FBI’s Delaware Violent Crime Safe Streets Task Force investigated the case, along with significant assistance from the Wilmington Police Department, New Castle County Police Department, Delaware State Police, Elkton Police Department, and the Delaware Attorney General’s Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Maureen McCartney, Jesse S. Wenger, and Christopher L. de Barrena-Sarobe are prosecuting the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware. Related court documents and information is located on the website of the District Court for the District of Delaware or on PACER by searching for Case No. 18-cr-00075-1(LPS).

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Updated December 13, 2021