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Troopers Arrest Salisbury, MD Man for Burglary, Assault and Related Charges-Seaford

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Seaford- The Delaware State Police have arrested a Salisbury, Maryland man after a domestic related incident led to him returning to the residence twice, uninvited and engaging in physical altercations.

The incident occurred on June 11, 2019 at approximately 9:04 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the 900 block of  Little Brooke Lane, Seaford in reference to a domestic related incident.  Upon arrival, Troopers met with a female victim who advised that earlier in the day she and her boyfriend, 40-year-old Jeffrey Davenport had engaged in a physical altercation in which Davenport had strangled her. This incident occurred in the presence of her three children ranging from ages 6 to 10.  Davenport proceeded to leave the residence after this incident and later returned, driving into the victim’s fence and re-entering the residence without permission.  While re-entering the residence, Davenport broke the front screen door and began to argue with the victim and the victim’s mother.  Davenport approached the victim’s mother in an aggressive manner and also struck one of the children who was inside the residence at this time.  Davenport left a second time and later returned for a third time when he re-entered the residence without permission again and engaged in a physical altercation with the victim’s ex-husband who was at the residence during this incident.  The victims did not sustain injuries as a result of these incidents.

Davenport proceeded to leave the residence in his silver, Dodge Ram prior to police arrival.  Troopers observed the vehicle nearby the residence and a traffic stop was initiated.  Contact was made with the driver, Davenport when an odor of alcohol was detected and he failed to comply with the Trooper’s commands to exit the vehicle.  Davenport was subsequently taken into custody.

Davenport was transported back to Troop 3 where a DUI investigation ensued.  Davenport was charged with the following:

  • Burglary Second Degree (2 counts)
  • Strangulation
  • Assault Third Degree
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child (3 counts)
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol
  • Offensive Touching
  • Menacing
  • Offensive Touching
  • Criminal Mischief

Davenport was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $32,900.00 cash only bond.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 061219 1220



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