Greenwood man arrested on attempted burglary charges

1280 Murray

GREENWOOD, Del. – Delaware State Police arrested a Greenwood man on attempted burglary and other charges following an incident that happened late Wednesday morning.

At around 11:30 a.m., troopers responded to the 6000 block of Hickman Road for a report of an attempted burglary. It was learned that the suspect, 35-year-old Roy Murray III, was located hiding outside of the residence by one of the victims wearing camo clothing and a face mask. As another victim exited the residence, Murray reportedly confronted the victim with a bow and arrow, pulling the bow back and aiming it at the victim.

Both victims ran back into the residence and were able to close and lock the door behind them. Murray then tried to gain entry by kicking the door several times before fleeing the area on his bicycle.

A short time later, troopers found a male matching Murray’s description, riding a bicycle. The suspect did not stop on command and led police on a brief foot chase before he was taken into custody. When he was taken into custody, police found a knife concealed in Murray’s pocket, and recovered the bow next to him.

Police say none of the victims know Murray and no one was injured in the incident.

Murray was charged with attempted first degree burglary, two counts of possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, aggravated menacing, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, resisting arrest, and third degree criminal trespass. He was held at SCI on $152,501 cash bond.

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