Troopers: New York Man Charged With Attempting To Carjack 80-Year-Old Woman

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New Castle – The Delaware State Police arrested a man from Buffalo, New York for an attempted carjacking and assault that took place yesterday in New Castle, according to Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz.

Bratz said the incident occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 3, 2018, in the parking lot of the Dollar General located at 3056 New Castle Avenue. The victim, an 80-year-old female parked her vehicle and entered the store. After leaving the Dollar General, she was confronted by a white male, later identified as Shawn R. Hollowood, 30 of Buffalo, New York, in the area of her vehicle, said Bratz.

Hollowood requested a ride from the victim, she declined and he assaulted her with a box cutter, according to Bratz. It was at this time several patrons responded to her aid. The suspect then fled from the parking lot on foot into a nearby wooded area. The victim was treated by EMS at the scene for her non-life threatening injuries to her wrist.

At approximately 12:30 p.m. the New Castle County Police Department received a call that a male subject with self-inflicted injuries was in the area of East Avenue in New Castle. Through investigative measures, detectives were able to link him to the attempted carjacking and assault at the Dollar General, according to Bratz.

Hollowood was transported to a local area hospital where he was treated and released. After his release from a local area hospital, he was transported to Troop 2 where he was charged with Attempted Carjacking, Possession of a Deadly Weapon during the Commission of a Felony and Assault 2nd Degree. He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in default of $45,000.00 secured bond.


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