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*Update- Suspect Located* Troopers Seeking Public’s Assistance Locating Magnolia Man on Felony Charges- Magnolia

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

Magnolia, DE- Delaware State Police arrested Patrick Gassaway, 30, of Magnolia, on felony criminal charges.

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. On June 7, 2021, troopers located Gassaway and he was taken into custody and transported to Delaware State Police Troop 3.

He was charged with the following charges:

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

Gassaway was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and released on a $9,500.00 unsecured bond.

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

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