Melvin said that on September 13, 2019, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Georgetown Police responded to a call for a fight on South Bedford Street near Lynch’s Lane. While responding, officers were informed the incident was actually a robbery and the suspect had fled on foot.
Prior to arriving on scene, officers located a subject matching the suspect’s description and took him into custody without incident, said Melvin. The investigation revealed that the victim was giving the suspect a ride to Georgetown and during the drive, the suspect demanded money from the victim. The victim was able to stop the vehicle and exit, at which time the suspect also exited and began to assault the victim, according to Melvin. During the assault, the suspect took the victim to the ground and began to choke the victim while grabbing the victim’s wallet. The suspect then ran northbound from the scene.
Joseph Selby, 59, of Millsboro was arrested for Robbery Second Degree and Strangulation. Selby was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institute in lieu of $10,000 cash bond.