Delaware State Police

*Update* Suspect Identified in Stabbing-Millsboro

Lavocia I. Callahan
Lavocia I. Callahan

Millsboro (19966)– The Delaware State Police Major Crimes Unit have identified the suspect involved in a stabbing incident and are seeking the publics help in locating him.

The investigation began on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at approximately 8:20 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the intersection of Townsend Road and Harmony Cemetery Road for a reported stabbing.  Upon arrival, units made contact with a 38-year-old victim of Milford who was sitting on the side of the roadway with stab wounds to his extremities.  The 38-year-old victim was removed from the scene by Emergency Medical Services and transported to a local area hospital.

Preliminary investigation revealed that while the 38-year-old victim was a passenger in a vehicle, he engaged in a verbal argument with another passenger.  The argument escalated at which point the driver stopped at the intersection of Townsend Road and Harmony Cemetery Road.  While still seated in the vehicle, the passenger suspect had stabbed the victim.  The victim was able to exit the vehicle prior to the suspect fleeing the scene.

Through investigative measures, Troopers were able to identify the suspect as 47-year-old Lavocia I. Callahan of Wilmington.  Warrants have been obtained for Callahan’s arrest including charges of Assault First Degree, Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, Aggravated Menacing, and Terroristic Threatening.

Troopers have been unable to locate Callahan and asks anyone with information in reference to his whereabouts to please contact Detective D. Kristunas, Troop 4 Major Crimes Unit at 302-752-3856. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

Click on the link for the original release: Troopers Investigate Stabbing-Millsboro

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1.  (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us 

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 020718 1403

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