Milton man charged in Boardwalk stabbing

June 3, 2019

A 23-year-old Milton man faces charges in connection with a stabbing June 1 on the Boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach.

A witness took cellphone photos of the incident that happened at 10 p.m. on the Boardwalk near Wilmington Avenue when Marques J. Gantt argued with an 18-year-old Milton man before stabbing him with a knife, said Lt. Jaime Riddle of the Rehoboth Beach Police Department.

Police had searched for Gantt and three others after they fled west on Wilmington Avenue, Riddle said. The teen sustained serious, but nonlife-threatening injuries; he was taken to the hospital where he remains in stable condition, Riddle said. The others have all been identified and no charges have been filed at this time, he said.

After receiving a tip on Gantt’s whereabouts, Riddle said police found him in a hotel room at the Rodeway Inn & Suites in Rehoboth Beach. Gantt was taken into custody without incident, and he was charged with first-degree assault, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and terroristic threatening. He was committed to Sussex Correction Institution in default of $157,500 secured bail.

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