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Three arrests Continued from page 1 that point, Harris' brother Corey became very vocal. Corey was then arrested for in- citing a riot. Schwartzkopf ex- plained that the law distinguishes between disorderly conduct and inciting a riot by the number of people present and involved in a situation. Since there was a crowd of peo- ple expressing disdain against the police, Corey's disorderly con- duct fell under the inciting a riot distinction. Schwartzkopf said the majority of those in the crowd were not res- idents of West Rehoboth. "Sever- al community people appreciated what we did and tried to help us," said Schwartzkopf. "We were in there looking for a wanted felon, and several members of the com- munity tried to assist us." Police transported Corey to Court 2, where he was released on $500 bond, pending an Oct. 2 prelimi- nary hearing in the Court of Com- mon Pleas. Schaefer was charged with hin- dering prosecution. Schwartzkopf said that whenever someone at- tempts to aid a suspect wanted on felony charges, it is violation of the law. The preliminary investi- gation indicates that David Harris allegedly contacted Schaefer and asked her for transportation, which she provided. Schaefer pleaded "not guilty" in Court 3. She was released on her own rec- ognizance pending an Oct. 10 trial in Court 3. David Harris was charged with two counts of second degree as- sault, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, resisting arrest, conspira- cy and terroristic threatening. Po- lice took him to Court 3, where they learned there were other out- standing warrants for his arrest from Superior Court, Family Court and the Court of Common Pleas. According to Lewis, the out- standing warrant for the robbery alleges Harris was in West Re- hoboth in May, when he and a 20- year-old man confronted a victim, whom Harris assaulted. Harris al- legedly punched the victim and removed an undisclosed amount of cash from him. Lewis said Monday's assault charge stemmed from the Mon- day, Sept. 23 incident in West Re- hoboth, where Harris allegedly approached a parked vehicle in specific details. He said the plan is Land use plant a "letter to Santa Clause with a great long wish list." Continued from page 1 The Planning and Zoning Com- survive. Many farmers, they said, count on being able to sell an occasional lot in order to make extra money. That is literally the retirement plan for some residents, who also complained they could not divide land to leave it to their children. Lawrence Justice from near Trap Pond said the "part I do not like is you are taking away my po- tential." Halsey Knapp said farmers "are being shut out of sharing the pros- perity." But it wasn't just farmers who complained. Environmentalists like Jim Alderman complained about wishy-washy language. Til Purnell complained that the pro- posed plan creates a "develop- ment district" around the inland bays, perhaps the most fragile area in Sussex County. Others complained that the plan doesn't address mobile homes and affordable housing or historical sites. Mike Tyler and Jim Griffin of the Citizens Coalition complained that the public has not been given enough time to review the pro- posed plan and Griffin took ex- ception to selling drafts of the plan to the public for $15. The County Association of Re- altors, represented by Skip Valiant, said one possible concern is that there should be incentives for cluster housing for senior citi- zens, who do not want large lots and homes. The City of Rehoboth Beach said it has not had time to review the plans and asked for more time. Skip Purnell said the plan has lit- tle meat and is badly in need of mission deferred any action at the meeting. But state law requires that a plan be adopted by the county. The deadline for that adoption is the end of this year, although county officials have said this week that they may ask the state for an extension. "If this has to be done by Jan. 1, I think it started a little late," said Justice. Another workshop is set for Oct. 30 before the Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commis- sion. (That date was Oct. 31, but was changed.) A public hearing is planned for Nov. 19 before County Council with an additional workshop be- fore County Council Nov. 25. Bill Green, a retired attorney who has done legal battle with Sussex County before, opened the public comment period by telling the audience that the draft is al- most whisper quiet on many so- cial issues like schools, hospitals and police and fire protection. Rich Collins, who ran unsuc- cessfully for County Council, said the plan will lead to packed "de- velopment districts," clogged highways and the loss of farms to all but a few wealthy farmers. Farmer Richard West said "you are forcing something on us" and suggested that it may be time to form a militia. "This plan is bad for practically every interest group," Collins said. Although he complained that the plan lacked meat, Purnell said "unless something is done be- tween chaos and dictatorship, Sus- sex County will be unrecogniz- able to your grandchildren." CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, September 27- October 3, 1996- 9 which a 30-year-old Milton man was sitting. The victim apparently told Harris he was waiting to pick up a friend. Harris allegedly waved a pistol and struck the vic- tim in the nose with the weapon. The victim was transported to Beebe Medical Center, where he was treated and released. Court 3 set bail at $8,670 for David Harris' outstanding charges in the other courts and $25,611 cash secured bail for the new charges. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of the money and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in the Court of Common Pleas Oct. 2. Now thru Saturday, Oct. 5th! [1" everything and all N I IIIII li and *25% down cash or trade. Financing on USED is 24 months, financing on NEW is 48 months with approved credit. HURRY IN FOR THE BEST SELECTION/