FAST Apprehends Virginia Man for Child Rape 08-15-2013.
AUGUST 15, 2013.
Weatherford-Parker County Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (FAST) concluded a lengthy investigation in tracking an out-of-state fugitive.
FAST Unit members were notified that a known Concord, Virginia man, identified as Darrell Wayne Delp Sr, 36, was reportedly in ParkerCounty, in an attempt to flee from law enforcement authorities.
Delp’s Campbell County, Virginia charges include two counts of producing child pornography and two counts of rape of a child under 13. Delp’s charges are equivalent to Texas charges of felony sexual assault of a child. Delp is accused of molesting several children while filming the sexual assaults.
“Our FAST unit promptly began investigating the location of the suspect,” said Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler. “Due to the serious nature and numerous pending charges, we felt it was imperative to immediately remove Delp from the streets.”
FAST members conducted an intelligence gathering operation in locating Delp. FAST unit investigators discovered although Delp was from Virginia, he grew up in the area and has family ties in ParkerCounty.
Wednesday, Delp was discovered in the area of Cattle Baron Drive, in east ParkerCounty. FAST members and assisting US Marshals surrounded the area, taking Delp into custody near a relative’s residence without further incident due to their prepared response.
Sheriff Fowler said the FAST unit is known for their investigative tactics in locating wanted criminals.
“They are quick and efficient,” Fowler said. “They are to be commended for an excellent job in this case, and their every-day operations.”
Delp was booked into the Parker County Jail at 11:28 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.
Virginia authorities stated there could be as many as seven or more additional pending cases against Delp, in addition to his current charges. There has been a “no bond” placed on Delp’s current charges.