Milford Man Arrested For Assault

On 09-15-2018 at approximately 2303 hours, the Milford Police Department Patrol Division was dispatched to the 100 block of McColley St. Milford, Sussex County, DE for an assault investigation. Officers made contact with the victim, who advised that a “Will” allegedly punched him in the chest. The suspect was later identified as Wilbur Spells, 38 of Milford, DE. Investigation revealed that Spells and the victim engaged in a verbal altercation that turned physical and Spells allegedly punched the victim in the chest. Officers discovered that both Spells and the victim were intoxicated during the time of the incident. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. Spells was taken into custody and transported to Milford PD.

Spells was charged with Offensive Touching. Spells had a presentment through Justice of the Peace Court 3 and was committed to the Department of Correction due to his intoxication. When Spells was sober for presentment, he would be presented to a Justice of the Peace Court on the new charge. It was also learned that Spells was on GPS monitoring through DE Probation and Parole. Due to his monitoring status, Probation and Parole responded to Milford PD and violated Spells probation and transported him to the Sussex Correctional Institution. Spells had an arraignment on the charge and was received a $500.00 USC unsecured bail, but received a $9000.00 USC secured bail for the violation of probation. Spells was ordered to appear at a later date in Sussex County Court of Common Pleas reference to the new charges.

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