Lincoln man wanted for attempted murder arrested during unrelated investigation

1280 Otis Williams

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – Delaware State Police say a wanted Lincoln man has been arrested on numerous charges following an incident that took place Monday night.

Shortly before 8 p.m., troopers conducting a proactive patrol in the Rehoboth Bay development were contacted by a concerned citizen who reported a female walking in the area acting suspiciously. Troopers located a 54-year-old woman in the area and conducted a consent search, locating drug paraphernalia on her person. Troopers then responded to a residence to confirm the female’s identity, and as they were approaching the home, a man was seen standing in the driveway next to a tan Chrysler passenger car.

As troopers approached the driveway, the man, later identified as 34-year-old Otis Williams, tried to flee inside the residence as they identified themselves as law enforcement. He was subsequently taken into custody, and a search resulted in the recovery of approximately 5.37 grams of methamphetamine and $126 in suspected drug money. Also inside the residence at the time of the incident was a 43-year-old Rehoboth Beach man who reportedly provided a fictitious name and was in possession of drug paraphernalia. A computer search revealed the man had an active capias for violation of probation.

The 54-year-old woman was issued a criminal summons for possession of drug paraphernalia and released. The 43-year-old man was charged with criminal impersonation and possession of drug paraphernalia, and was held on a $1,000 unsecured bond for violation of probation.

Williams was held on an $11,300 cash bond for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to identify self to peace officer. In addition, Williams was also wanted out of the Laurel Police Department for first degree attempted murder, first degree robbery, first degree assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession of ammunition by a person prohibited, noncompliance with conditions of bond, and two counts of terroristic threatening.

He was held at SCI on a $934,000 cash bond.

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