UPDATED: Wanted Man Arrested by DE State Police after Chase From Caroline County Ends in DE


UPDATED – 09/01/23 – A man wanted by police in two states has been arrested. Caroline County Sheriff’s deputies have been searching for 36 year old Todd Hockensmith of Felton for some time – and learned he was at the Marydel area and requested Delaware State Police assistance. As deputies arrived – Hockensmith drove off – leading police on a chase. He crashed – and ran off on foot – but was arrested by Caroline County deputes after a brief foot chase. He was taken into custody by Delaware State Police on charges of burglary, theft and other offenses – and will be charged by Caroline County officials upon extradition from Delaware.


Todd Hockensmith

One person has been arrested and one man is still on the run after Caroline County Sheriff’s deputies, Maryland and Delaware State Police tried to locate a wanted man – Todd Hockensmith at a property in Marydel. When police arrived at the property, Hockensmith was seen running towards a car and drove off. Police chased Hockensmith through northern Caroline County when he left the roadway and ran off on foot into a heavily wooded area near Henderson, Maryland. He was not found after 3 hours of searching. Police learned the car he was operating was reported stolen through the Denton Police.

At the Marydel location a second vehicle was located – also reported stolen. A women at that address – Danyeal Shahan was arrested and charged with vehicle theft and other offenses – she is also wanted through the state of Delaware. Criminal and traffic charges are pending for Hockensmith.

Anyone with information – contact the Caroline County Sheriff’s office at 410-479-2515.