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Troopers Arrest Hartly, DE Woman For Assault- Hartly


Date Posted: Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Hartly- The Delaware State Police have arrested 33-year-old Dayna N. Lilly for assault and related charges.

The incident occurred on December 3, 2019 at approximately 2:50 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the Bayhealth Medical Center for a victim who was assaulted.  Upon arrival, Troopers met with a 34-year-old male who advised his girlfriend, Lilly had responded to his residence in the unit block of Mcdougalls Lane, Hartly and began slashing his tires.  When the victim approached Lilly, she proceeded to stab him with a knife.  The victim sustained non-life threatening injures.

Lilly was subsequently taken into custody in the unit block of Kent Circle, Dover without incident.  She was transported back to Troop 3 where she was charged with the following:

  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony
  • Assault Second Degree
  • Criminal Mischief

Lilly was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on $22600.00 unsecured bond and ordered to have no contact with the victim.  Lilly proceeded back to the victim’s residence upon release and was re-arrested for Breach of Release.  She was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on $500 unsecured bond on this charge.

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