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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:
The juvenile was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on $13,000 unsecured bond
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Presented by Public Information officer, Corporal/1 Jason Hatchell
Released: 050821 0902