Two Troopers injured after being assaulted during arrest of teen in Lewes

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Police: Two troopers sustained minor injuries as a result of this incident and one of the trooper’s required medical attention at an area hospital.

LEWES (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: Delaware State Police say two troopers suffered minor injuries after being assaulted by a teen who they say fled a motor vehicle crash Friday afternoon in Lewes.

The 17-Year-Old Milton teen who was not identified because of his age, is facing several charges including two counts of assault 2nd Degree Injure a Law Enforcement Officer (Felony) and Resisting Arrest with Force (Felony).

According to police, 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 then canvassed the area and located the suspect inside of the Tall Pines Mobile Home Park.

As Troopers approached the teen, they gave verbal commands and attempted to take the 17-year-old male suspect into custody, however, the teen put up a fight with the troopers and actively and forcibly resisted arrest., police said.

After the 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 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, and 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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