Suspect in deadly stabbing outside Delaware Superlodge motel arrested in Maryland

The New Castle man has been charged with first-degree murder and weapon charges.
NEW CASTLE, Delaware (WPVI) -- A man wanted for a murder outside a New Castle County, Delaware motel has been arrested.

Delaware State Police say 52-year-old Frank DeShields was taken into custody without incident at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday in Salisbury, Maryland by the United States Marshals Service First State Fugitive Task Force.

Frank Deshields

Delaware State Police



The New Castle man has been charged with first-degree murder and weapon charges.

Police say DeShields stabbed 45-year-old Michael White, of New Castle, to death outside the Superlodge on the 1200 block of West Avenue on the afternoon of April 10.

Troopers found the victim suffering from an apparent stab wound to his body.

White was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Deshields was transported to the Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack where he was charged as a Fugitive of Justice.

Deshields is being held at the Wicomico County Corrections Center pending extradition to Delaware.

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