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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troopers Investigate Stabbing

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Presented by Public Information Officer Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Latavia Casen
Latavia Casen


Newark, DE- Delaware State Police have arrested a Newark teen after the investigation into a stabbing incident which occurred in Newark on Monday.


The investigation began on Monday, July 4, 2016, after Troopers were told to respond to the 7-11 located at 100 Four Seasons Parkway, Newark, for the report of a stabbing. Upon their arrival troopers located a 15 year old Bear teen suffering from a stab wound to his lower torso area. The male victim was treated at the scene before being transported to the Christiana Hospital Trauma Center where he was treated for his non-life threatening injuries.

After conducting multiple interviews, Troopers learned that the victim had been standing in front of the 7-11 with a group of subjects when he was approached by a 15 year old female, later identified as Latavia Casen, of Newark. The victim, who was familiar with Casen from a previous altercation, observed that she was holding a knife in her hand and began to run. Casen was able to stab the victim in the lower torso area however, before she fled the parking lot in a car. There were no other injuries.

Latavia Casen subsequently responded to Troop 2, where she was arrested and charged with Assault 1st Degree, Possession of a Deadly Weapon during the Commission of a Felony, and Reckless Endangering 2nd Degree. She was arraigned at JP Court 11 and released on $61,000.00 unsecured bond.

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