Woman gets 15 years in prison for role in Millsboro robbery

Date Published: 
August 19, 2016

A 31-year-old Wilmington woman will spend 15 years in prison for her part in a home-invasion robbery that led to the shooting death of two Millsboro men. Rachel Rentoul pled guilty to Home Invasion, Robbery First Degree and Conspiracy Second Degree in Sussex County Superior Court on Aug. 10.

Rentoul was arrested in July 2015 as part of Operation In the House, a multi-jurisdictional undertaking designed to proactively impact violent crime in Sussex and Kent counties. In January 2014, Cletis Nelson and William Hopkins were shot and killed during a home-invasion robbery in residence on Harmon’s Hill Road, Millsboro. Rentoul was charged with assisting in the planning of the crime.

Deputy Attorneys General Christopher Hutchinson, Martin Cosgrove and Casey Ewart secured the plea and prison sentence, which will include Rentoul’s participation in the Key program and be followed by six months of Level IV work release and two years at Level III probation.