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Rehoboth Beach- Delaware State Police arrested 34-year-old Otis E. Williams of Lincoln on felony drug and related criminal charges Monday night. Williams was wanted on an active arrest warrant out of Laurel Police Department for attempted murder and additional violent felony charges.
On November 2, 2020, at approximately 7:48 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. A search was conducted, and a 54-year-old female was located walking on C Street. During the investigation, a consent search was conducted, and drug paraphernalia was located on her person. Troopers responded to a residence on B Street to confirm the female’s identity, and as they approached the home, a male was observed standing in the driveway next to a tan Chrysler passenger car. As troopers approached the driveway, the male, later identified as Otis Williams, attempted to flee inside the residence as they identified themselves as law enforcement. Williams was taken into custody without incident. During a search, incident to arrest, approximately 5.37 grams of methamphetamine and $126.00 in suspected drug proceeds were located on Williams person. Also located at the residence during the investigation was a 43-year-old Rehoboth Beach man who provided a fictitious name and was in possession of drug paraphernalia. A computer search revealed the male had an active capias for Violation of Probation.
The 54-year-old female was issued a criminal summons for possession of drug paraphernalia and released.
The 43-year-old male was taken into custody without incident and transported to Delaware State Police Troop 7, where he was charged with the following crimes:
The male was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and issued a $1,000.00 unsecured bond. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution for an active capias for Violation of Probation.
Williams was transported to Delaware State Police Troop 7, where he was charged with the following crimes:
Williams was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on an $11,300.00 cash bond.
Williams was also wanted out of Laurel Police Department on the following charges:
Williams was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $934,000.00 cash bond.
Any questions regarding the Laurel Police Department charges should be directed to the Laurel Police Department.
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