45-year-old Scott K. Roschel has been arrested

A recent Gold Alert was canceled after the subject, 45-year-old Scott. K. Roschel of Millsboro, was arrested for carjacking.

The incident began around 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8, in the parking lot of the Dollar General at 26012 John J. Williams Highway in Millsboro. A 23-year-old Millsboro woman parked her 1998 Honda CRV and entered the store to make a purchase. The woman’s 1- and 2-year-old children remained in the vehicle, along with her 14-year-old sister.

As they waited, Roschel opened the driver’s side door, displayed a knife and ordered the 14-year-old out of the vehicle. He then allowed her to remove the two infants before fleeing in the vehicle. None of the children were injured as a result of the incident.

Police quickly located the vehicle on John J. Williams Highway (Route 24) in Long Neck. Troopers attempted a traffic stop, but Roschel refused to comply and a pursuit ensued, finally ending on Hudson Road, east of Milton, when Roschel lost control and struck a utility pole. He was then taken into custody before being transported to an area hospital with undetermined injuries. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Roschel is being charged with one count each of first-degree carjacking, first-degree robbery, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, aggravated menacing, theft of a motor vehicle and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Roschel will be arrested upon his discharge from the hospital.

The investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are asked to contact Detective K. McCabe at Troop 4 by calling 302-752-3857.


The Delaware State Police are issuing a Gold Alert for 45-year-old Scott K. Roschel, who was last seen on Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the Millsboro area.

Scott is a white male, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 180 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen operating a blue 2001 Ford Explorer with Delaware registration PC462218.

Troopers have been unable to make contact with Scott to check on his welfare. Attempts to locate him have been unsuccessful and there is a real concern for his safety and welfare.

If anyone has any information in reference to his whereabouts, they are asked to contact Troop 4 at 302-752-3882. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.