Dagsboro – Detectives from the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit have arrested a woman for the September homicide of Harold H. Medes 3rd, 53.
The investigation began at approximately 6:00 p.m. on September 23 when troopers responded to a residence in the 30000 block of Power Plant Road and found Medes suffering from stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Homicide detectives initiated a lengthy investigation that included numerous witness interviews and examination and analysis of several pieces of physical evidence. Detectives ultimately concluded that Sharon K. Jester, 51, who had been residing with Medes, stabbed him with a knife during an argument.
Jester was apprehended yesterday and charged with murder first degree and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission on a felony. She is being held without bail at Sussex Correctional Institute.
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DSP News Release: Detectives Conducting a Homicide Investigation near Dagsboro
Location: 30000 block of Power Plant Road, Dagsboro, DE
Date of Occurrence: Monday September 23, 2013 at approximately 5:50 p.m.
Harold H. Medes 3rd, 53, Dagsboro, DE (Deceased)
Dagsboro, DE- The Delaware State Police are releasing the name of the victim as Harold H. Medes 3rd.
Troopers were called to the residence in the 30000 block of Power Plant Road shortly before 6:00 p.m. for a report of a subject that had been stabbed. Upon arriving at the house, Medes had been located with wounds to his upper torso and pronounced dead at the scene by Sussex County Medics.
Harold Medes was removed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and an autopsy ruled the manner of death as a homicide.
The investigation is active and ongoing as the Homicide Unit continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death, as well as conduct interviews and gather evidence.
Additional information will be released as it becomes available.