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Updated: Police Arrest Milford Man Wanted for Kidnapping

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LINCOLN, Del.- Delaware State Police have arrested a Milford man wanted on kidnapping and related charges. 

Police said that on Monday night, troopers received information that 27-year-old Richard D. Stratton was en route to the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in New Castle.  Stratton was subsequently located in his vehicle in the parking lot where he was taken into custody without incident.

Stratton was transported back to Troop 4 where he was charged with:

  • First-degree kidnapping
  • Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony
  • Possession of a firearm by a person prohibited
  • Aggravated menacing (4 counts)
  • Second-degree conspiracy 
  • Breach of release

Stratton was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $471,000 cash only bond.

Stratton was wanted in connection with an incident that reportedly happened May 15, when troopers were called to a domestic incident that occurred at a home on the 8000 block of Clendaniel Pond Road in Lincoln. Everyone involved had already left the scene when police arrived.

However, police said an investigation revealed Strattong had reportedly gone to the home armed with a handgun and started to point it at people. Police said Stratton then forced his girlfriend into a car at gunpoint and didn't allow her to leave. Stratton also got in the car, and an unknown driver took off. Police continued to look for Stratton until his capture on Monday night. 

The victim was found the following evening and was reported to be in good condition, police said.  

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