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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

*UPDATE-Suspect Identified* Troopers Investigate Stabbing-Wilmington

Date Posted: Thursday, April 26th, 2018

James M. Strong
James M. Strong (WANTED)

Wilmington (19808)–  The Delaware State Police Major Crimes Unit is continuing to investigate a March 9, 2018 stabbing, that left a New Castle man in critical condition, and are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the suspect.

The original incident occurred on Friday, March 9, 2018 at approximately 10:24 p.m., when Troopers responded to the area of Kirkwood Highway and Delaware Park Boulevard for a reported stabbing. Upon arrival they found a 51 year old, male victim with a stab wound to the body. The victim was removed from the scene by Emergency Medical Services and transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

Through various investigative leads and measures detectives were able to positively identify James M. Strong, 36, of Wilmington, as the stabbing suspect. Active warrants charging Strong with Assault 1st Degree, Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, and Possession of a Weapon by a Person Prohibited are currently on file.

Strong is reportedly homeless, but is known to frequent the Elsmere and Prices Corner area, along the Kirkwood Highway (DE Route 2) corridor.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Strong is asked to contact Detective S. Rizzo of the Troop 2 Major Crimes Unit at 302-365-8440 or by calling 911.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at

Click on the following link to view the original release:

Troopers Investigate Stabbing-Wilmington


Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released: 042618 0730



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