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Smyrna- Delaware State Police arrested 69-year-old Elliott Glover of Smyrna on felony criminal charges.
On Saturday, September 19, 2020, at approximately 1:07 p.m., Delaware State Police and Smyrna Fire Department responded to a disabled vehicle stuck in the water on Woodland Beach Road, Smyrna. During their investigation, troopers learned the 33-year-old male victim received a phone call from a family member advising they were in their vehicle stuck in the water. The victim attempted to drive out to the location to assist his family when he was stopped on Woodland Beach Road by Glover, who is a member of the Smyrna Fire Department and was on the scene as Fire Police to assist with traffic control. The victim communicated with Glover about what he was doing, and Glover refused to allow him through. While still stopped, the victim cut the wheels of his vehicle to the right as if he was going to drive around Glover. Glover then reached behind his back and drew a black handgun, pointed it at him, and said he was going to shoot him. The victim and Glover had an exchange of words before the victim left the area. No one was injured during the incident.
Glover responded to Troop 9, where he was charged with the following crimes:
Glover was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #7 and released on a $10,000 unsecured bond.
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