Germantown Kidnapping Suspect Has Prior Convictions for False Imprisonment, Assault

Delvin Barnes was found guilty on multiple counts for a 2005 incident in Philadelphia.

Delvin Barnes (police mugshot)

Delvin Barnes (police mugshot)

Delvin Barnes, who was arrested early Wednesday evening in Jessup, Maryland, for the alleged abduction of Carlesha Freeland-Gaither in Germantown on November 2nd, has an extensive arrest record in Virginia dating to 1997 and was convicted on multiple felony counts in Philadelphia in 2006.

According to Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas documents, Barnes was arrested in Philadelphia on November 30, 2005. While the specifics of the incident were not available late Wednesday evening, the docket states that he was arraigned in December 2005 on 18 counts, including rape, attempted involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, burglary, terroristic threats, unlawful restraint, and multiple counts of reckless endangerment and assault; bail at the time was set at $520,000.

During his trial in June 2006, Barnes was acquitted of the sexual assault and other charges but found guilty of aggravated assault, two counts of simple assault, criminal trespass, false imprisonment, contempt of court, and reckless endangerment. The aggravated assault conviction drew a sentence of four to eight years, but information on the ultimate length of his prison term and his probation status was unavailable Wednesday night.