Troopers: Driver Stabbed By Passenger During Argument

Delaware State Police

Millsboro – The Delaware State Police Major Crimes Unit have identified the suspect involved in a stabbing incident and are seeking the publics help in locating him, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the investigation began on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at approximately 8:20 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the intersection of Townsend Road and Harmony Cemetery Road for a reported stabbing. Upon arrival, units made contact with a 38-year-old victim of Milford who was sitting on the side of the roadway with stab wounds to his extremities. The 38-year-old victim was removed from the scene by Emergency Medical Services and transported to a local area hospital.

Preliminary investigation revealed that while the 38-year-old victim was a passenger in a vehicle, he engaged in a verbal argument with another passenger, according to Jaffe. The argument escalated at which point the driver stopped at the intersection of Townsend Road and Harmony Cemetery Road. While still seated in the vehicle, the passenger suspect stabbed the victim, said Jaffe. The victim was able to exit the vehicle and the suspect fleeing the scene, according to Jaffe.

Jaffe said through investigative measures, Troopers were able to identify the suspect as 47-year-old Lavocia I. Callahan, of Wilmington. Warrants have been obtained for Callahan’s arrest including charges of Assault First Degree, Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, Aggravated Menacing, and Terroristic Threatening.

Troopers have been unable to locate Callahan and ask anyone with information in reference to his whereabouts to please contact Detective D. Kristunas, Troop 4 Major Crimes Unit at 302-752-3856. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at

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