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Domestic Incident Leads to Felony Arrest-Milford


Date Posted: Monday, August 26th, 2019

Milford- The Delaware State Police have arrested an Upper Marlboro, MD man on multiple felony charges following a domestic related incident.

The incident occurred on August 25, 2019 at approximately 9:00 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to Thawley Lane, Milford in reference to a domestic related burglary.  Upon arrival, Troopers met with a 31-year-old female victim who advised that while she and her two children were driving in a vehicle driven by her boyfriend, 29-year-old  Kyle M. Gibbons, a verbal argument ensued.  The argument escalated when Gibbons proceeded to strangle the victim and refused to let her exit the vehicle.  Gibbons then proceeded to drive the victim and her children to the children’s father’s residence located on Thawley Lane.  The victim and her children were able to exit the vehicle unharmed and without further incident.

Gibbons who initially left the area after dropping the victim and children off, returned and attempted to break into the residence on Thawley Lane, which was unoccupied at the time.  Gibbons kicked in the front door and entered the residence for a short time.  Upon exiting the residence, Gibbons kicked the overhead garage door causing damage to same before fleeing the area.

Gibbons was located in his vehicle a short time later in the parking lot of Bayhealth Sussex.  He was taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 7 where he was charged with the following:

  • Burglary Second Degree
  • Strangulation
  • Unlawful Imprisonment
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child (2 counts)

Gibbons was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $21,000.00 secured bond.

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