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Troopers Arrest Juvenile For Assault on Law Enforcement Officers- Lewes


Date Posted: Saturday, May 8th, 2021

Lewes- The Delaware State Police have arrested a 17-year-old juvenile male of Milton, DE, after fleeing a collision scene, resisting arrest, and assaulting two Law Enforcement Officers.

The incident occurred on May 7, 2021 at approximately 2:24 p.m., when troopers were dispatched to Lewes Georgetown Highway and Josephs Rd., Lewes, in reference to a vehicle crash where the operator of one of the vehicles fled the area on foot. Witnesses at the scene described the operator as a black male wearing black jeans and a white t-shirt. Troopers canvassed the area and located the suspect inside of the Tall Pines Mobile Home Park. Troopers gave verbal commands and attempted to take the 17-year-old male suspect into custody. The suspect actively and forcibly resisted arrest. After a physical altercation, troopers successfully took the suspect into custody.

Two troopers sustained minor injuries as a result of this incident. One of the trooper’s required medical attention at an area hospital. During the incident both troopers sustained damage to personal property.

The 17-year-old juvenile was transported back to Troop 7 where he was charged with the following:

  • Assault 2nd Degree Injure a Law Enforcement Officer (Felony) – 2 counts
  • Resisting Arrest with Force (Felony)
  • Criminal Mischief- 2 counts
  • Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of a Drug
  • Leaving the Scene of a Property Collision
  • Numerous Traffic Violations

The juvenile was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on $13,000 unsecured bond

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