Woman Arrested In Target Bleach Case

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Lataka Mason

Wilmington – Delaware State Police have arrested a 39 year old Wilmington woman and charged her in connection with the assault of a customer at the Target Store in Wilmington earlier this month.

The initial investigation began on Thursday, August 4, 2016, after troopers responded to the Target store located at 1050 Brandywine Parkway, Wilmington, for the report of an assault. Upon their arrival, troopers learned that a female suspect had been involved in a verbal altercation with a female customer inside of the store, according to police. Police said that at one point during the argument, the female suspect obtained a bottle of bleach and proceeded to pour it on the victim’s head. The bleach also struck a one year old child that was in the victim’s shopping cart, according to authorities.

Through multiple tips from the public, troopers said they were able to positively identify Lataka Mason, 39, of Wilmington, as the suspect. Mason turned herself in at Troop 1, Penny Hill, this morning, Tuesday, August 16, 2016. She was charged with Assault 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Mason was arraigned at JP Court 2 and committed to the Delores Baylor Correctional Institution for lack of $25,000.00 secured bail.

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