Officials: Woman Charged With Assaulting Trooper

Lewes – The Delaware State Police have arrested a Lewes woman for an assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting Arrest and other related charges, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred at approximately 7:35 p.m., on Sunday, October 21, 2018, when Troopers were dispatched to the Wawa located at 17663 Dartmouth Drive, for a female subject being disorderly. Upon arrival, the Trooper located the female subject who proceeded to take off on foot. As the Trooper was attempting to detain the suspect, 37-year-old Dawn Baker, she began resisting and striking the Trooper, said Jaffe.

It was learned that Baker was asking customers for gas money and when they declined, she became disorderly and began using profane language towards them.

Baker was subsequently taken into custody and arrested. The Trooper sustained minor injuries and damage to her equipment.

Baker was transported back to Troop 7 where she was charged with the following:

Assault 2nd Injure a Law Enforcement Officer
Resisting Arrest
Failure to Comply with Taking of Photos and Fingerprints
Criminal Mischief
Disorderly Conduct

Baker was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $6,602.00 secured bond.

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