DSP seeking two men after burglary, shooting incident in West Fenwick

Date Published: 
Jan. 15, 2017

UPDATE (Jan. 31, 2017): Tanner C. McElwee and Andrew Mudry have been arrested after being located in Dover. They were charged with Burglary 1st, two counts of Reckless Endangering, Conspiracy 2nd and other charges, including Felony Theft.

Mudry was additionally charged with Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, two counts of Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited, Receiving a Stolen Firearm, Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana (17.42 grams) and Possession of a Controlled Substance (11 Tramadol pills).

They were committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $49,008 cash bond for McElwee and $139,208 cash bond for Mudry.

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The Delaware State Police are currently seeking information on the whereabouts of an 18-year-old Wilmington man and a 19-year-old Dover man after an incident in West Fenwick on late on Saturday, Jan. 14, in which the two allegedly burglarized an apartment and fired a gun at two teenage residents who entered the building to investigate.

Tanner McElwee, 18, of Wilmington, is being sought by state police after a burglary and shooting incident in West Fenwick on Jan. 14, 2017.: Tanner McElwee, 18, of Wilmington, is being sought by state police after a burglary and shooting incident in West Fenwick on Jan. 14, 2017.Tanner McElwee, 18, of Wilmington, is being sought by state police after a burglary and shooting incident in West Fenwick on Jan. 14, 2017.: Tanner McElwee, 18, of Wilmington, is being sought by state police after a burglary and shooting incident in West Fenwick on Jan. 14, 2017.

Police have requested the public's assistance in locating Andrew Mudry, 19, of Dover, and Tanner C. McElwee, 18, of Wilmington, after a report of gunshots being fired around 10:45 p.m. on Saturday. The DSP reported that McElwee and Mudry had allegedly broken into an apartment over a garage on Signature Boulevard in the Bayside community and ransacked the interior.

The occupant of the apartment was not home at the time, police noted, but the 15-year-old brother of the occupant went to investigate and call 911, when he and a 16-year-old friend were allegedly confronted by McElwee and Mudry at the bottom of the steps to the apartment.

Andrew Mudry is being sought by police after a burglary and shooting incident in West Fenwick on Jan. 14, 2017.: Andrew Mudry, 19, of Dover is being sought by police after a burglary and shooting incident in West Fenwick on Jan. 14, 2017.Andrew Mudry, 19, of Dover is being sought by police after a burglary and shooting incident in West Fenwick on Jan. 14, 2017.: Andrew Mudry is being sought by police after a burglary and shooting incident in West Fenwick on Jan. 14, 2017.

Police said it was at that time that McElwee allegedly pulled a handgun from his waistband and fired one round at the two boys, striking the exterior of the garage where they were standing. According to the DSP, the two young victims then sought cover back inside the apartment until troopers arrived, and neither was injured in the incident.

Police reported that McElwee and Mudry then fled the area in an unknown direction and were believed to possibly be driving a grey Honda Civic with a large dent on the side, with unknown registration.

The DSP noted that the pair were already wanted on numerous counts of Felony Theft, Criminal Trespass and Conspiracy, related to their alleged involvement in thefts from motor vehicles in the Smyrna, Clayton and Kenton areas dating back to at least October of 2016 and may be living at various locations throughout the state. McElwee is now facing an additional count of Burglary 1st and two counts of Reckless Endangering as a result of the incident in West Fenwick.

Police said McElwee and Mudry should be considered armed and dangerous. If anyone should come into contact with them or know their whereabouts, they are being asked to contact 911 immediately. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”