Dover man charged in Milford shooting

MILFORD — A 28-year-old Dover man was arrested following a warrant for a September shooting in Brightway Commons, Milford Police said.

William Harris was taken into custody Tuesday by the U.S. Marshal’s First State Fugitive Task Force in Milford, authorities said. He was identified as a person of interest among several allegedly involved on Sept. 5 in the incident that occurred at 12:34 a.m., police said.

Several firearm rounds struck an unoccupied vehicle and Mr. Harris allegedly removed evidence from the scene, police said.

William Harris

Charges include possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of a weapon in a safe school zone, giving a firearm to person prohibited, tampering with physical evidence, second-degree conspiracy and criminal mischief over $1,000. Mr.

Harris was presented at Justice of the Peace Court 2 in Rehoboth Beach, where secured bail was set at $67,500. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown.
Police said investigation continued and more information would be released when available.

Frankford woman fatally injured in single-car crash
MILLSBORO — A 61-year-old Frankford female died in a single-vehicle crash on Thursday afternoon, Delaware State Police said.

Authorities said the driver of a 2008 Ford F150 failed to negotiate a moderate right curve on Daisey Road at 3:56 p.m. The vehicle crossed over the centerline into the opposing travel lane and off the edge of the roadway, police said.

After exiting the roadway, the F150 continued traveling in an easterly direction where its left front struck a tree. The driver was transported to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries. Her name was initially withheld pending the notification of next of kin.

Daisey Road in the area of Sand Hill Lane was closed for more than three hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

Fire at Leipsic business deemed accidental
LEIPSIC — The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal determined that Thursday night’s fire that heavily damaged a business was accidental.
The blaze, reported shortly before 8 p.m., occurred at Carey’s Diesel, 168 Denny St., Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael G. Chionchio said.
The Leipsic Volunteer Fire Company arrived on the scene with an active fire inside the industrial building. A passing motorist had discovered the fire.
State fire investigators said the fire began in a piece of operating machinery inside the shop and spread through the roof, authorities said.
Damage was estimated at $100,000. No injuries were reported.
Drug conviction secured in Dover
DOVER — A 32-year-old man pleaded guilty to drug dealing in Superior Court, a Delaware Department of Justice spokesman said Friday.
Michael Palmer pleaded to carrying a concealed deadly weapon and two counts of drug dealing Tier 4. He will be sentenced in November, authorities said.

Seaford man gets 20 years-plus following murder plea
SEAFORD — A 49-year-old Seaford man was sentenced to more than 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to a 2017 murder, a Delaware Department of Justice spokesman said.
Deputy Attorneys General David Hume and Caroline Brittingham secured the plea from Michael Moore, the DOJ said.

According to authorities, in September 2017, Seaford Police received a missing person’s report about Donnell Davis, 28, of Laurel, who was last seen arguing with Moore at Moore’s home. Moore was arrested in February 2018 after evidence linked him to human remains — later identified as Davis — found in a wooded area in Federalsburg, Maryland, the DOJ said.

Moore pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. A Superior Court judge immediately sentenced Moore to 22 years in prison followed by 10 years of probation.

Paralegal Kristan Hudson and social workers Laurel Braunstein and Monserrat Matos assisted with the case, along with Detective Jon King and the Delaware State Police Homicide and Major Crimes Units.

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