New Castle Homicide suspect captured in Salisbury, Maryland by Task Force

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A Homicide suspect was arrested without incident in Salisbury, Maryland after being on the run for more than two weeks.

SALISBURY (MD) BY DIGITAL CRIME STAFF: 52-Year-Old Frank Deshields of New Castle has been arrested by U.S. Marshalls in Salisbury, Maryland and is now awaiting extradition to Delaware, Delaware State Police said in a news release.

According to the release, Deshields was arrested without incident by the United States Marshall Service (USMS), and First State Fugitive Task Force, at a residence in the 500 block of E. Williams Street, Salisbury, MD. on April 27, 2022, at 2:35 p.m.

Deshields was transported to the Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack where he was charged as a Fugitive of Justice and is being held at the Wicomico County Corrections Center pending extradition to Delaware.


Police Photo: Frank Deshields

Police accuse Deshields of a homicide that took place at the Super Lodge Motel in New Castle, on April 10, 2022.

According to police, at approximately 2:42 p.m., troopers responded to The Super Lodge located at 1213 West Avenue, New Castle, for a reported stabbing. Responding troopers found the victim, Michael White, 45, of New Castle, outside the motel suffering from an apparent stab wound to his upper torso area. He was transported to an area hospital by EMS, where he was pronounced deceased.

Investigators say Deshields, 52, of New Castle, was established as a suspect in the homicide and on April 11, 2022, and an arrest warrant was obtained for Deshields for Murder First Degree and weapon charges.

Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding this homicide as this investigation remains active and ongoing. Anyone who witnessed or has information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Daniel Grassi by calling 302-365-8441. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at


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