Millsboro Man Breaks Into Woman’s Home, Threatened to Kill Her With Gun

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Millsboro, DE – The Delaware State Police have charged 62 year-old Linwood Shields (no photo available) of Millsboro, DE with Aggravated Menacing and other related charges after threatening a female acquaintance with a gun.

The incident occurred on October 09, 2020, at approximately 07:10 p.m., when Troopers responded to a residence on Screenhouse Lane, Millsboro, DE in reference to a 64 year-old female victim who advised Shields pointed a gun at her and threatened to kill her. Upon arrival Troopers learned Shields had a verbal argument with the victim inside of the residence and broke through a bedroom door to confront the victim.  Once inside of the bedroom Shields recovered a firearm from the closet and threatened the victim.

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Troopers located Shields operating a vehicle near the residence and initiated a traffic stop. Shields was taken into custody without incident. During contact an odor of alcoholic beverages was detected emitting from Shields, and subsequently a driving under the influence investigation ensued.

Troopers canvassed the area but were unable to locate the firearm.


The victim was not injured in the incident and did not require medical attention.

Shields was transported back to Troop 4 where he was charged with the following:

  • Aggravated Menacing (Felony)
  • Failure to Comply with Taking Photos and Fingerprints
  • Offensive Touching
  • Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Failure to Have Insurance Card in Possession
  • Failure to Have Registration Card in Possession
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Shields was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to the Sussex Correction Institution on $6,302 secured bond.

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