Hartly Man Apprehended By Marshals’ Task Force For Attempted Robbery Incident

Incident #:  51-20-5761                                                     Reported:  June 11, 2020 at 3:40 a.m.

Location: 200 Block of Charles St., Milford, Sussex County, DE 19963

Released By:  Det. Timothy Maloney on 06/22/2020 at 10:21 a.m.

On 06/20/2020, The U.S. Marshals’ First State Fugitive Task Force located and apprehended William J Windle Jr, 19 of Hartly, DE, at the Best Western Galaxy Inn  in Dover, DE.  Windle was wanted out of Milford PD for an Attempted Robbery/Reckless Endangering incident where it was alleged that he and two other unknown suspects fired multiple gunshots into a vehicle and attempted to rob one of the two victims inside of the vehicle during the early morning hours of 06/11/2020.

Windle was transported back to Milford PD where he was charged with the following: one count of Attempted to Commit Robbery First Degree, one count of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, 2 counts of Reckless Endangering First Degree, one count of Aggravated Menacing, one count of Stalking, one count of Conspiracy Second Degree, and one count of Criminal Mischief Over $1000.  Windle had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court 3 where he was committed to the Department of Correction in default of $105,100 USC cash bail only.  No contact orders were put into place between Windle and the victims in this case.  Windle was ordered to appear at a later date in the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas for a preliminary hearing.

This investigation is still on-going and updates will be provided as warranted.



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