Delaware State Police this week arrested Joshua Dutton, 23, in connection with the murder of a Millsboro cab driver in August.
William Toomey, 45, of Millsboro, a driver employed by Delaware Beach Taxi, was found deceased in the cab on Aug. 20.
After an autopsy, the Division of Forensic Science classified Toomey’s death as a homicide.
Early in the investigation, Delaware State Police (DSP) had requested the public’s help with the investigation.
DSP Public Information Officer Master Corporal Gary Fournier said that Dutton was developed as a suspect through investigative leads and was contacted on Sept. 25, at Sussex Correctional Institution (SCI), where he was being held on a charge of violation of probation.
Fournier said information obtained through interviewing Dutton revealed he had been picked up by Toomey on Coastal Highway, just south of the Sea Esta IV Motel in Rehoboth Beach, and then driven to a secluded location within the Parker’s Point development west of Millsboro.
Police said that is when Dutton removed his belt and allegedly used it to strangle Toomey from behind. Dutton then allegedly drove the taxi through various locations throughout Sussex County before abandoning the vehicle on Country Living Road near Millsboro.
Dutton was arrested Sept. 26 for Murder in the First-Degree and Possession of a Deadly Weapon during the Commission of a Felony. He remained incarcerated at SCI this week, without bail.