Delaware County District Attorney

Candace Talley
Delaware County District Attorney's Office
Paul Kurtz
January 24, 2020 - 1:38 pm
Authorities in Delaware County have arrested a woman accused of using her position in the foster care system to run a human trafficking operation. Read more here.
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David Sheppard
Delaware County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
December 09, 2019 - 4:26 pm
The man whose clemency was held up by a shoplifting charge in Delaware County is one step closer to freedom. After nearly 30 years in state prison, 54-year-old David Sheppard is being released to a community correction center — or halfway house — on personal recognizance. Read more here.
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Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun Copeland is joined by U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain, FBI agent Michael Harpster, DEA agent Jonathan Wilson and others in announcing the arrest of 22 rival gang members in Chester, Pa.
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
KYW Staff
October 30, 2019 - 1:05 pm
Nearly two-dozen members of rival gangs in Chester, Pa., were arrested early Monday and charged with drug trafficking and firearms offenses.
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Top, from left: Santhosh Akinepalli, Flores Ascenion, Marvin Jennings, Mohammed Merchant, Michael Norman; bottom, from left: Andrew Oatley, Anthony Quairoli, Kenneth Ruzat, Sachin Shetty, Gregory Sylvia
Delaware County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
May 02, 2019 - 1:44 pm
MEDIA, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Delaware County district attorney's office announced the arrests of 10 men, each accused of trying to arrange an inappropriate meeting with a teenager over the internet. District Attorney Kat Copeland calls it a reminder to parents of the dangers lurking online. "...
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Sebastian Garro
Delaware County District Attorney's Office
Kim Glovas
December 14, 2018 - 6:33 pm
MEDIA, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- A Delaware County man has been convicted of attacking his roommate with a machete and metal pipe. Thirty-nine-year-old Sebastian Garro of Lester, Tinicum Township, was also found guilty of endangering the welfare of a child and felony gun crimes. The attack happened...
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Marc Persson is facing charges that he wrote a half-dozen fraudulent prescriptions for powerful opioid pain killers.
Delaware County District Attorney's Office
Dan Wing
November 28, 2018 - 10:34 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Delaware County chiropractor is facing charges that he wrote a half-dozen fraudulent prescriptions. The county district attorney's office says 40-year-old Marc Persson of Swarthmore forged the names of two doctors who had previously worked with him at his...
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Kathy Stone, executive director of the Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County, holds a recent newspaper detailing an account of domestic abuse involving use of a firearm.
Mark Abrams | KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
September 04, 2018 - 1:47 pm
MEDIA, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Delaware County's district attorney and domestic abuse victim advocates are getting behind a push in the state House to pass a bill that would take guns out of the hands of perpetrators of domestic violence. D.A. Katayoun Copeland says now is the time for state...
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Self-defense techniques
Emily Harris (Delaware County DA’s office)
David Madden
August 15, 2018 - 1:31 pm
MEDIA, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Some 70 suburban teachers are taking part in a two-day safety workshop organized by the Delaware County District Attorney. This is very much a hands-on experience that DA Kat Copeland says the teachers have been asking for — "how to literally defend themselves in the...
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