Delaware State Police have arrested Evan Briscoe, 22, and Joshua Baull, 25, both of Millsboro, DE, for weapon charges following a collision investigation that occurred on John J. Williams Highway (Route 24) in the Millsboro area Monday night.
On November 21, 2022, at approximately 8:59 p.m., troopers responded to the area of John J. Williams Highway east of Long Neck Road for a motor vehicle collision. The ensuing investigation revealed a 2016 Hyundai Accent, operated by Evan Briscoe, was traveling eastbound on John J. Williams Highway east of Long Neck Road at a reportedly high rate of speed. At the time, a 2022 Lexus RX, operated by a 35-year-old male of Lewes, DE, was also traveling eastbound on John J. Williams Highway in front of the Hyundai.
As the Hyundai quickly approached the Lexus, Briscoe attempted to avoid striking the rear of the Lexus by swerving to the left, but ultimately the front right of his vehicle struck the left rear of the Lexus. This impact caused the Lexus to rotate clockwise until it struck a guardrail along the south edge of John J Williams Highway. After striking the guardrail, the Lexus was redirected into the path of the Hyundai, where the vehicles had a second collision.
When troopers arrived at the collision scene, they located two occupants of the Hyundai, Evan Briscoe (driver) and Joshua Baull (passenger), who both displayed obvious signs of impairment. Troopers discovered a handgun with an obliterated serial number inside of the vehicle. Troopers were able to determine the serial number, and a computer inquiry on the firearm revealed it was reported stolen by the Georgetown Police Department in February. Additionally, Baull was located with a gunshot wound to the lower extremity. Baull and Briscoe were transported to an area hospital for medical treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.
The operator of the Lexus and a 28-year-old female passenger were transported to an area hospital for minor injuries sustained from the collision.
After being released from the hospital, Briscoe and Baull were transported back to Troop 7, where they were charged with the following crimes:
Briscoe was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $56,750 cash bond.
Baull was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $57,500 cash bond.
John J. Williams Highway was closed for approximately five hours while the collision was investigated, and the roadway was cleared. This incident remains an active and ongoing investigation.
Delaware State Police Troop 7 is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Trooper First Class Falk by calling (302) 703-3321. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.
Source: Delaware State Police Newsroom
Written by: Editor