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Troopers Seeking Public’s Assistance Locating Magnolia Man on Felony Charges- Magnolia

Date Posted: Monday, June 7th, 2021

Magnolia, DE- Delaware State Police seek the public’s assistance with locating Patrick W. Gassaway, 29, of Magnolia. 

On June 6, 2021, Gassaway was involved in a physical altercation with a female acquaintance at a residence on Crew Circle, Magnolia. During the altercation, Gassaway strangled the victim and caused visible injuries to her while three children were present in the home. The female received medical treatment at a nearby hospital for her injuries. Troopers attempted to locate Gassaway but have not been successful with locating him. He is believed to be in the Magnolia or Smyrna area and may be operating a tan 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe (DE Registration).

Gassaway currently has active warrants out of Delaware State Police Troop 3 for the following charges:

  • Aggravated Menacing (Felony)
  • Strangulation (Felony)
  • Assault Third Degree
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child
  • Criminal Mischief

Anyone with information regarding Gassaway’s whereabouts should contact Delaware State Police Troop 3 by calling 302-697-4454 or dial 9-1-1. 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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