Milford Man Arrested For Attempted Murder

Incident Number:  50-24-2515

Date/Time: Sunday, January 21st, 2023 at 6:43 a.m.

Location: Dover Behavioral Health, 725 Horsepond Road, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid   Email:

Narrative: The Dover Police Department has arrested Derek Chilicas, 29, of Milford, for attempted murder, following an incident at Dover Behavioral Health early Sunday morning. The investigation began at 6:43 a.m., when Officers responded to the facility for an assault. Arriving Officers observed EMS personnel performing life saving measures on the victim, a 64-year-old male of Georgetown, and he was transported to Bayhealth Kent Campus for further treatment where he remains in critical condition. The ensuing investigation revealed that Chilicas assaulted the victim, causing him to sustain serious injuries to his upper body. Chilicas was taken into custody without incident and transported to Dover Police Department where he was processed and arraigned.

Chilicas was committed to SCI on $200,000 cash bail on the following charges:
-Attempted Murder First Degree
-Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony

Derek Chilicas
Milford, DE

As always, criminal charges are an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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