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Delaware State Police Seeking Public’s Assistance Locating Wanted Dagsboro Man- Dagsboro

Date Posted: Saturday, January 23rd, 2021

Dagsboro- Delaware State Police are seeking the public’s assistance with locating 40-year-old Leonel A. Velasquez-Chery of Dagsboro.

On January 22, 2021, at approximately 7:50 p.m., troopers were dispatched to a residence on Shawnee Drive, Dagsboro, for a reported assault involving a weapon. Through the investigation it was determined Leonel A. Velasquez-Chery entered the residence and assaulted a 21-year-old male acquaintance. During the incident, Leonel held a large knife near the victims face. The victim did not require medical attention. During the incident, there was a 1-year-old child in the residence.

Leonel is wanted out of Delaware State Police Troop 4 for the following charges:

  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Aggravated Menacing (Felony)
  • Assault 3rd Degree
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child

Anyone with information regarding Leonel’s whereabouts should contact Delaware State Police Troop 4 by calling 302-856-5850. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com .

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper

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