State Senator charged after altercation at North Wilmington restaurant

Police say after he assaulted the victim, Mr. Brown got up from the booth where they were seated and threw a glass of water, which broke into pieces.

WILMINGTON (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: Delaware State Police say they have arrested a state senator after they say he assaulted a woman at a North Wilmington restaurant over the weekend.

Police say the two were arguing over a social media post that led to the assault.

State Senator Darius J. Brown, 39 of Wilmington, is facing two misdemeanor charges of Offensive Touching and Disorderly Conduct.

Mr. Brown turned himself into Troop 1 on Tuesday May 18, 2021, and was processed and arraigned on those charges. He was released on his own recognizance with a no contact order with the victim.

According to police, on Sunday May 16, 2021 at approximately 6:20 p.m., troopers were dispatched to the Taverna Rustic Italian Restaurant, located at 3549 Silverside Road, Wilmington, for a report of a domestic altercation.

When the troopers arrived, they were contacted by a 44-year-old female victim who informed them she had been punched in the side of the face by Mr. Brown after the two of them began arguing about a social media post.

Police say after he assaulted the victim, Mr. Brown got up from the booth where they were seated and threw a glass of water, which broke into pieces.

Mr. Brown then exited the establishment prior to the trooper’s arrival., police said.

The victim sustained some redness to the side of her face but did not require any medical attention.

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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