Troopers: Man Fled From Police, Left His Child, Set Fire To Home

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The Delaware State Police have arrested Lorenzo Williams, 25 of Seaford, who was wanted for multiple felony and related charges, according to  Director of the Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz.

Bratz said on August 8, 2019, members of the U.S. Marshals while working with the Delaware State Police located and apprehended Lorenzo Williams in Wilmington without incident.

“June 28, 2019, Williams ran a stop sign and failed to stop on command while driving in a reckless manner. After the vehicle pursuit, he fled on foot.
July 1, 2019, Williams fled from officers after being observed on the front porch of his residence.
July 24, 2019, Williams forced entry into a private residence and stole money and a firearm. He then set fire to the residence in Seaford. Later on this day, Williams was located at a hotel in Long Neck and fled from police on foot after he entered an occupied hotel room and left his child.”, said Bratz

Lorenzo Williams was transported back to the Troop where he was charged with the following:

Possession of a Firearm by Person Prohibited
Two Counts of Burglary 2nd Degree
Felony Theft
Theft of a Firearm
Two Counts of Criminal Mischief
Reckless Endangering
Endangering the Welfare
Two Counts of Resisting Arrest
Disregarding a Police Officer
Resist Arrest
Drive while Suspended and/or Revoked
Possession of Marijuana
Multiple Traffic Charges

Lorenzo Williams was also wanted for Violation of Probation Superior Court and Court of Common Pleas in both Kent and Sussex Counties, Arson,  Forgery, Theft, Resisting Arrest and Criminal Trespass.

Lorenzo Williams was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $43,500.00 cash-only bond.


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