New charges for two men previously wanted for auto theft crimes

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The duo was originally wanted for Felony Theft, Criminal Trespass, and Conspiracy in the Kent County area for auto theft crimes that were allegedly committed back in October, but police are now looking for the two men with additional charges!

Selbyville: Around 10:45 P.M. on Saturday, January 14, 2017, Delaware state Police were called to the 11000 block of Signature Boulevard, in the Americana Bayside development, for a report of gunshots being fired.

Photo: Delaware State Police

According to a Delaware State Police press release, when troopers arrived and began investigating, they determined that Tanner McElwee and Andrew Mudry had broken into an apartment over a garage and ransacked the interior.

“The occupant of the apartment was not home at the time, but when the 15-year-old brother of the victim went to investigate and call 9-1-1, he and a 16-year-old friend were confronted by McElwee and Mudry at the bottom of the steps to the apartment.” according to the Delaware State Police.

It was at that time that McElwee pulled a handgun from his waistband and fired one round at the two juveniles, striking the exterior of the garage where they were standing. The two young victims then sought cover back inside the apartment until troopers arrived.

Photo: Delaware State Police

The 15-year-old and 16-year-old were uninjured in this incident. McElwee and Mudry then fled the area in an unknown direction. It is believed the two may be operating a grey Honda Civic with a large dent on the side with unknown registration.

Delaware State Police have obtained additional warrants for Tanner C. McElwee for Burglary 1st and two counts of Reckless Endangering after an incident occurred in Selbyville.

On Saturday, January 14, 2017, Troopers had obtained warrants for the duo for crimes dating back to October 2016. In that press release, Troopers say they are wanted for thefts from motor vehicles in the Smyrna, Clayton, and Kenton areas.

Troopers say that Tanner McElwee and Andrew Mudry should be considered armed and dangerous. If anyone should come into contact with them or know their whereabouts, they are asked to contact 9-1-1 immediately.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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