(Wilmington DE, 19805) Last Thursday (August 9) officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of Brookside Ave, in the community of Brack Ex for the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, the officers learned that the 29–year-old victim had already been transported to a local hospital.
From witnesses at the scene, the officers were able to establish that the victim, girlfriend and their 3- year-old child were in the area of Brookside Ave waiting for friends. While they were waiting an unknown white male approached the vehicle from the rear and attempted to speak to them.
While at the window, the suspect reached in and attempted to remove a purse from the motor vehicle. A brief struggle ensued at which point the suspect stabbed the victim multiple times in the chest with a steak knife.
Detectives then arrived on the scene and were able to identify the suspect as 30-year-old Charles W. Bradigan.
Last Monday, (August 13) Charles Bradigan was arrested by officers from the New Castle County Division of Police and agents from the US Marshal’s Task Force. He was taken into custody and transported back to New Castle County Police Headquarters.
At New Castle County Police Headquarters he was charged with: felony, Assault First Degree, felony Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, and one count misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 11 and is currently being held in lieu of $113,000 cash-only bail.
The New Castle County Division of Police is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the subject in the photograph.
The subject in the photograph is suspected to be responsible for multiple acts of Theft From Motor Vehicles in the area of Nonantum Mills, Newark, DE 19711. This photo was taken in a Newark area Wawa convenience store.
If you have any information related to this investigation or can identify this suspect, please contact Off Granas at (302)395-8171 or MVGRANAS@nccde.org or by calling the New Castle County Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800. Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department.
New Castle County Police are currently searching for Eppilena Davis missing from the community of Dartmouth Woods.
(Wilmington, Del. 19810) Today (August 14) New Castle County Police Patrol Officers were dispatched to the unit block of Lantern Lane in the community of Dartmouth Woods for the report of a missing person. Upon arrival, the officers spoke with family members. They learned that 28-year-old Eppilena Davis left the residence after an argument and made statements that caused a concern for her welfare.
Eppilena Davis is a white female, 4’11’’ tall, 150 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a white sleeveless blouse, pink jeans and blue sandals. Eppiliena Davis does have a green in color Ford Explorer registered to her (DE PC117443). It is unknown whether or not she left in this vehicle or on foot.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Eppilena Davis is asked to please contact New Castle County Police by dialing (302) 573-2800 or visit our website at http://www.NCCPD.com.
(Newark, DE 19713) Yesterday (August 7), at approximately 5:00 p.m. New Castle County Police Patrol Officers were dispatched to the unit block of North Skyward Drive in the community of Breezewood for a domestic-related shooting. Upon arrival, the patrol units were able to secure the scene.
Detectives from the New Castle County Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrived on scene and assumed the investigation.
The detectives’ investigation revealed that yesterday, (August 7) 23-year-old Rachel Roberts was home on the unit block of North Skyward Dr with a young child and another family member. Her ex-boyfriend, 23-year-old Probyn Morris arrived at the home and forced his way into the residence armed with a handgun. During the commotion, the family member and the small child were able to flee to a neighbor’s residence; that neighbor called 911.
While police were en route witnesses reported hearing several shots being fired. Police officers from both New Castle County Police and Delaware State Police arrived on scene and located Rachel Roberts outside in the yard near her home; she was suffering from gunshot wounds. Ms. Roberts was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced deceased. Probyn Morris was also located in the yard suffering from an apparent gunshot wound; he was pronounced deceased at the scene. Probyn was located with a handgun near his person.
Today, (August 8) the Delaware Medical Examiner’s Office classified this incident as a murder-suicide. The Medical Examiner’s Office further reported that the cause of death of Rachel Roberts was multiple gunshot wounds and the manner was ruled a homicide. The cause of death for Probyn Morris was a single self-inflicted gunshot wound and his manner of death was ruled a suicide.
(Newark,DE 19713) Today (August 7), at approximately 5:00 p.m. New Castle County Police Patrol Officers were dispatched to the unit block of North Skyward Drive in the community of Breezewood for a domestic related shooting. Upon arrival, the patrol units were able to secure the scene.
A 23-year-old woman was located and transported to an area hospital. At the area hospital, she was pronounced deceased. Another person, a male, was also located and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Detectives from the New Castle County Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrived on scene and have assumed the investigation. They are not searching for any additional suspects.
This is an active and ongoing investigation. More information will be forthcoming.
The New Castle County Police, Criminal Investigation Unit is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to please contact Det Levy at (302) 395-8110 or CILevy@nccde.org.