Delaware man wanted for October assault in Magnolia arrested


Magnolia, DE – Delaware State Police arrested a second suspect in an assault incident which occurred on October 11, 2020. Troopers arrested 38-year-old William Edwards of Magnolia on assault and felony related criminal charges following an assault investigation.

On Sunday, October 11, 2020, at approximately 11:02 a.m., troopers responded to Moores Drive located in the Meadowbrook Acres community in reference to a reported assault.  Upon arrival, troopers learned a family member responded to the residence and discovered the male victim unresponsive on the kitchen floor with visible signs of physical injuries. The male was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

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Through investigative measures Edwards was developed as a suspect in this incident. On December 9, 2020, Edwards was taken into custody and charged with the following crimes:

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  • Assault 1st Degree (Felony)
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Burglary 1st Degree (Felony)
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)
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Edwards was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $61,000.00 cash bond.


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