Troopers Looking For Suspect They Say Assaulted, Kidnapped, And Attempted To Sexually Assault Woman

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Millsboro- The Delaware State Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a suspect who is wanted in connection with a kidnapping, strangulation, and other related charges, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said on Monday, August 13, 2018, at approximately 4:45 p.m., Troopers were made aware that a female victim had responded to a local area hospital, with injuries she had sustained in a physical domestic. Further investigation revealed that the 40-year-old female and her boyfriend, 28-year-old-Phillippa Vann of Millsboro had engaged in a physical domestic the day prior, said Jaffe.

Vann had physically assaulted, strangled, and attempted to sexually assault the victim, according to Jaffe. The victim attempted several times to get away from Vann, according to officials. Vann and the victim later responded to the Walmart store, where the victim was able to leave Vann and drive herself to the hospital.

The 40-year-old victim sustained multiple injuries and was later transported to another hospital due to the severity of her injuries, said Jaffe.

Troopers have been unable to locate Vann, who currently has active warrants out of Troop 4 for Attempted Rape First Degree, Kidnapping First Degree, Strangulation, Assault Second Degree, Malicious Interference with Emergency Communications, and Criminal Mischief.

If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Vann, they are asked to please contact Troop 4, Detective Simpson at 302-752-3855. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

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