Troopers: Man Drags Fiancée By Hair, Chokes Her, Beats Her With A Handgun

Delaware State Police

Millsboro – The Delaware State Police have arrested a Millsboro man after he assaulted his fiancée and pointed a gun at her, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred around 3:26 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, when troopers were called to the 24000 block of White Street, Shawns Hideaway, for a physical domestic complaint. Further investigation revealed that during the altercation, the victim was dragged by her hair and choked by her fiancée, identified as 53-year-old Mark R. Reedy of Millsboro, according to Jaffe.

Reedy then obtained a black semi-automatic handgun from inside the residence and struck the victim on the back of her head, while indicating that he was going to kill her and himself, said Jaffe. The victim was able to flee on foot to a neighbor’s residence where she was subsequently taken to a local hospital and treated for assault-related injuries.

Prior to the police arrival, Reedy had fled the residence on a golf cart and was later located riding around the park in the camping section of the development. Reedy was taken into custody without incident. A black semi-automatic handgun was recovered and seized from the residence where the incident occurred, said Jaffe.

Reedy was transported back to Troop 7 where he was charged with Aggravated Menacing, Strangulation, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Assault 3rd, Terroristic Threatening, and Unlawful Imprisonment. He was arraigned out of the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $65,000 secured bond.

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