Incident: 51-15-5076 Date: 5/9/15
Released By: Det. Dwight Young/ Criminal Division
On the night of 5/9/15 the Milford Police Criminal Division, Patrol Division, K-9 Division, The Delaware State Police, Harrington Police and Milton Police responded to the Silver Lake Apartment Complex after receiving a report of a large fight with a crowd of approx. 50 people. Upon arriving, officers discovered that two male victims, ages 21 and 25, had been injured during the altercation and that the 21yo victim had been transported to Milford Bayhealth Hospital. A short time later the 25yo victim was transported to Milford Bayhealth Hospital also. The Milford Police Criminal Division, Patrol Division, K-9 Division, The Delaware State Police and Milton Police later responded to Milford Bayhealth Hospital after a large crowd, of approx. 40 people, then formed at the Milford Bayhealth Hospital stemming from the large fight at Silver Lake Apartments. Detectives discovered that a physical altercation ensued between several subjects near Silver Lake Apartments earlier in the evening. During this incident, a 22yo male victim was assaulted and robbed of his personal property by a male suspect who was in the company of 4 other male subjects. As a result, a female suspect, identified as Sharon A. Smith 45yo of Milford, confronted the male subjects about the robbery of the 22yo male victim while at Silver Lake Apartment Complex. Smith was in possession of a knife and used the knife to stab the 21yo male victim in the abdomen and to stab the 25yo male victim in the arm. Smith then attempted to dispose of the knife prior to police arrival. Smith was arrested and charged with Assault 1st Degree (2 counts), Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony and Tampering with Physical Evidence. Smith was later arraigned and committed to WCI in default of $76,000.00 secured bond. The 25yo male victim was treated and released. The 21yo male victim was admitted with a serious disembowelment and is in stable condition. One of the suspects in the robbery of the 22yo male victim was identified as Taevon Potts, 19 yo of Milford. On 5/10/15 Potts was charged with Robbery 2nd Degree, Conspiracy 2nd Degree and Assault 3rd Degree. Potts was arraigned and committed to SCI in default of $8,000.00 secured bond. This investigation is still ongoing and more arrests are anticipated.
Sharon A. Smith Taevon Potts