Man charged with attempted murder in connection with Georgetown assault.

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Police say they have taken 48-Year-Old Jerome L. Weathersby of Georgetown, into custody on June 7, 2021 after being developed as a suspect by investigators.

MILTON (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: Delaware State police say they have arrested a Georgetown man in connection with a domestic disturbance incident that occurred back in May.

Police say they have taken 48-Year-Old Jerome L. Weathersby of Georgetown, into custody on June 7, 2021 after being developed as a suspect by investigators.

Weathersby is facing numerous charges including attempted murder in connection to the incident. He is also facing numerous weapons charges since he is a person prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Police say on May 22, 2021, at approximately 11:19 p.m., a 52-year-old male and 43-year-old female were involved in an altercation with a male suspect, later identified as Weathersby, in the roadway on West Springside Drive in the Cool Springs development in Milton.

“During the incident, the female victim was stabbed in the hand by the suspect. As she was fleeing the scene with the male victim, the suspect fired several rounds in the direction of the victims’ vehicle, striking it three times.,” said police spokeswoman Heather Pepper.

Pepper said the female was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance after she fled the area and called 9-1-1. She was treated for an injury to her hand and released.

The male victim did not require medical attention, Pepper added.

Weathersby was charged with Attempted First Degree Murder (Felony), Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony), Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Felony), Assault Second Degree (Felony), Reckless Endangering First Degree (Felony), Criminal Mischief,

Weathersby was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $173,500.00 cash bond.

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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