Georgetown man charged in burglary

May 13, 2019

The Delaware State Police charged a 28-year-old Georgetown man May 12 in connection with burglary of a Georgetown home.

Joshua C. Shockley broke into a home and a shed between the hours of 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 10 in the 20000 block of Kings Highway, and he fled with property, said Master Cpl. Michael Austin of the Delaware State Polce.

In addition to the burglary warrants, Austin said, Shockley had active warrants on file related to a theft from this same location in which he pawned stolen property, claiming to be the rightful owner.

At 12:14 p.m. May 12, Austin said, Millsboro police received information that Shockley was in a silver KIA parked in the lot of the Wawa on DuPont Boulevard in the city limits of Millsboro. Responding officers found Shockley in the Wawa parking lot and took him in to custody without incident, Austin said.

Shockley was charged with second-degree burglary, third-degree burglary, two counts of theft under $1,500, criminal mischief, 10 counts of theft by false pretense, 11 counts of falsifying business records and 10 counts of selling stolen property. He was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $40,500 secured bail.

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