On August 16, 2016, just after midnight, officers from the Milford Police Department responded to the parking lot of Walmart in the 900 block of North DuPont Blvd to a report of a assault with a knife that left a male victim with minor injuries. As a result of that investigation warrants were obtained for Joseph W. McKinney, 46 of Dover. On December 2, 2016 Mr. McKinney was taken into custody by the Ellendale Police Department. Mr. McKinney has been charged with Assault 2nd Degree, Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, Conspiracy 2nd Degree, Disorderly Conduct, and Possession of a Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited. Mr. McKinney was later presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #3 where bail was set at $26,000.00 secured. Mr. McKinney was later committed to the custody of the Delaware Department of Correction at the Sussex Correctional Institution and is scheduled for a Preliminary Hearing at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on December 9, 2016.
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