Attempted Murder Suspect Apprehended During Investigation

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A man who was wanted for attempted murder and other felony charges is under arrest.


Delaware State Police say troopers were on pro-active patrol in the Rehoboth Bay community, and learned about a woman who was walking in the area and acting suspiciously. A search of her turned up drug paraphernalia.


A man was seen standing nearby, who allegedly tried to flee inside a home when officers approached him. 34-year-old Otis Williams of Lincoln was taken into custody without incident. Police say a search turned up some methamphetamine and suspected drug proceeds.


Another Rehoboth Beach man was found at the scene. Police say that man provided a ficcticious name, was in possession of drug paraphernalia, and was the subject of an active capias for violation of probation.

Williams, meanwhile, was wanted by Laurel Police in connection with a shooting last month at Little Creek Apartments that left a female victim injured.

State Police outlined these charges:

Williams was transported to Delaware State Police Troop 7, where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Fail to Identify Self to Peace Officer

Williams was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on an $11,300.00 cash bond.

Williams was also wanted out of Laurel Police Department on the following charges:

  • Attempted Murder 1st Degree (Felony)
  • Robbery 1st Degree (Felony)
  • Assault 1st Degree (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Possession of Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Noncompliance with Conditions of Bond (Felony)
  • Terroristic Threatening (2 counts)

Williams was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $934,000.00 cash bond.

The 54-year-old female was issued a criminal summons for possession of drug paraphernalia and released.

The 43-year-old male was taken into custody without incident and transported to Delaware State Police Troop 7, where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Criminal Impersonation
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

The male was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and issued a $1,000.00 unsecured bond. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution for an active capias for Violation of Probation.