MILLSBORO, Del. - A gold alert has been canceled, after police say a Millsboro man led officers on a chase after committing a carjacking at knife point, on Friday afternoon. A gold alert was issued on Thursday for the missing man.
According to Delaware State Police, on Friday at 4:55 PM, in the parking lot of Dollar General on John J. Williams Highway in Millsboro, a 23-year-old Millsboro woman parked her car and headed into the Dollar General, to make a purchase. The woman's one year old and two year old children, remained in the vehicle, along with her 14-year-old sister.
As the children waited in the vehicle, police say that a suspect, later identified as 45-year-old Scott Roschel of Millsboro, went into the vehicle via the driver's side door, displayed a knife to the 14-year-old and ordered her out of the vehicle.
Roschel reportedly allowed the 14-year-old to take the two infants, before he fled in the vehicle. None of the children were injured. A general broadcast was put out, with a description of the vehicle, and at 5:15 PM on Friday, the vehicle was found on Route 24, in Long Neck. Troopers tried to stop the vehicle, but Roschel refused to comply, and a chase followed.
The chase ended on Hudson Road, in the area of Eagle Crest Road, east of Milton, when Roschel reportedly lost control and struck a utility pole. Police say that he was taken into custody, before being transported to an area hospital with injuries. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
A warrant charged Roschel with one count of first degree car jacking, first degree robbery, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, aggravated menacing, theft of a motor vehicle, as well as three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Arrest and arraignment will happen when Roschel is released from the hospital.
The investigation is ongoing, with further details being released as they become available. Anyone with information is asked to call Delaware State Police Troop Four at 302-752-3857.
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