Delaware state prosecutor targeted in hit man hire attempt

 (photo courtesy Delaware State Police)

(photo courtesy Delaware State Police)

An Odessa man is behind bars, accused of trying to hire a hit man to target two lawyers, including a prosecutor in the Delaware Attorney General’s office.

State Police arrested David Yarborough, a 28-year-old man from Bear, after he allegedly tried to pay to have two lawyers seriously injured or killed.

Acting on a tip from a concerned citizen, police made contact with Yarborough starting on Feb. 19th. In a phone call, a detective posed as a hit man and asked for details on what he would like done and who he wanted to target.

The next day, Yarborough rode with the undercover detective to the homes of both the lawyer and the state prosecutor, demonstrating his knowledge of when the intended victims left to go to work and returned home.

After agreeing to pay half of the payment before the hit and the other half after the job was completed, members of the Delaware State Police Special Operations Team took Yarborough into custody without incident.

He’s being held on $130,000 cash bond on charges including attempted assault, criminal solicitation, and stalking.

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