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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley
Dover- Delaware State Police arrested 34-year-old Christopher Russum of Hartly on burglary and related criminal charges following an incident Thursday afternoon.
On April 22, 2021, at approximately 3:20 p.m., troopers responded to 51 Webbs Ln. Dover, for a physical altercation inside an apartment. Upon arrival troopers made contact with the 28-year-old female victim who advised her acquaintance, Christopher Russum, forced entry into her residence and physically assaulted her after he was advised to leave the property. Russum fled the residence on foot after the victim threatened to call 9-1-1. A search was conducted in the surrounding area by troopers and Russum was contacted in the parking lot of AMF Bowling Alley located at 1600 S. Governors Avenue. He was taken into custody without incident. A computer search revealed there is an active No Contact Order in place between Russum and the victim. Russum was transported to Troop 3 where he was charged with the following crimes:
Russum was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $10,700.00 cash bond.
The victim was uninjured during the incident and did not require medical attention.
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