UPDATED: DSP Arrest Dover Man Wanted for Murder

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UPDATED 8:50am – Delaware State Police have arrested 46 year old James Palmer of Dover for murder. Early Saturday morning Palmer was with others at a party on Millchop Lane in Magnolia. Several people were arguing when it became more heated and Palmer stabbed a 37 year old man, who was pronounced dead at the hospital, and a 34 year old woman who was treated for stab wounds to the abdomen. Palmer turned himself in to Police and has been charged with 1st degree murder, attempted murder and other offenses. He’s being held at the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on an over $1.1-million cash bond.


Delaware State Police are looking for a Dover man who is wanted for murder and related charges. Police were called to a home on Millchop Lane in Magnolia Saturday morning for a stabbing. Several people were arguing around 3:30 during a party at a trailer behind the home. Several people left and went to the home – but the argument continued and escalated when a 37 year old man from Smyrna and 34 year old woman from Dover were stabbed with a large knife by 46 year old James Palmer. The male victim was pronounced dead at the hospital. The female victim was treated for stab wounds to the abdomen. Palmer is wanted for murder, attempted murder and possession of a deadly weapon. If you know where he is – contact Crime Stoppers – 800-TIP-3333.