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Dover Man Arrested After Firing Gun During Domestic Incident 3-12-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-7936

Date/Time:   Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at 12:47AM

Location: 41 S. New Street, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department arrested William Caldwell (29) following a domestic related incident on Saturday morning.  At approximately 12:47AM, officers on patrol heard what sounded like gunshots in the downtown area.  A search at that time was conducted with no results.  Approximately one hour later, a 30-year-old female responded to the Dover Police Department to report that William Caldwell had fired the shots.   The victim advised officers that Caldwell was an ex-boyfriend and that he had entered here home in the unit block of S. New Street unannounced and uninvited.  While inside, the victim confronted Caldwell for being in her home.  During the altercation, Caldwell pointed a handgun at the victim.  Caldwell then exited the home and fired two shots in the air and once again pointed the gun at the victim.  Caldwell then fled in a silver Mitsubishi Galant.  Officers reviewed downtown surveillance cameras which partially captured the incident.  A warrant was obtained for Caldwell and officers took him into custody at his residence at 773 Slaughter Street in Dover. 

Caldwell was committed to JTVCC in default of $47,001 secured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Criminal Trespass 2nd Degree
-Endangering the Welfare of a Child
-Disorderly Conduct
-Aggravated Menacing

William Caldwell