Third Suspect in July Claymont Murder Arrested

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CLAYMONT, DE (PRESS RELEASE) – Delaware State Police have arrested a third suspect in a homicide investigation that began in July in the Claymont area. The victim of this incident has also been identified.

On July 23, 2022, Delaware State Police responded to the Claymont Auto Repair located at 3506 Philadelphia Pike regarding a serious assault. The investigation was ruled a homicide when the victim, identified as Kevin Goodson, 56, of Claymont, DE, was later found deceased on the property of Citisteel USA.

Through investigative means, detectives from the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit identified three suspects involved in this incident. On July 28, 2022, Justin Locke, 20, of Claymont, DE, was taken into custody and charged with Assault First Degree, Kidnapping First Degree, and Conspiracy Second Degree. Locke was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 2 and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $1,000,000 cash bond. On July 28, 2022, Jeffrey Labarge, 22, of Claymont, DE, was taken into custody and charged with Assault First Degree, Kidnapping First Degree, and Conspiracy Second Degree. Labarge was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 11 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $1,000,000 cash bond.

On August 3, 2022, Locke was charged with Murder First Degree. He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 2 and was issued an additional $1,000,000 cash bond on this charge. He remains in the custody of the Department of Corrections.

On August 3, 2022, Labarge was charged with Murder First Degree. He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 2 and was issued an additional $1,000,000 cash bond on this charge. He remains in the custody of the Department of Corrections.

On August 3, 2022, the third suspect, identified as Tyler Simpson, 22, of Wilmington, DE, was apprehended in Chester, Pennsylvania. He is awaiting extradition to Delaware on charges of Murder First Degree, Assault First Degree, Kidnapping First Degree, and Conspiracy Second Degree.