Troopers: Man Released On Unsecured Bond After Stabbing Co-Worker

Dover – The Delaware State Police have arrested a Dover man for a felony assault following an argument with a co-worker, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred on May 19, 2019, at approximately 4:30 p.m., when Troopers responded to a local area hospital in reference to a victim who was being treated for a stab wound.

Further investigation revealed that the victim, a 58-year-old male is a contractor and had received a call from a customer who was not satisfied, according to Jaffe. The victim made contact with his co-worker, identified as 51-year-old Oscar Masias, who had actually performed the work. The victim responded to Masias’s residence located in the 200 block of Main Street in Little Creek in Dover, when an argument ensued.

Masias became enraged over the situation leading to a physical altercation, said Jaffe. As the victim was exiting his vehicle, Masias obtained a knife from the victim’s vehicle and stab the victim with same, according to Jaffe.

The victim was able to leave the residence and was privately transported to a local area hospital, where he was being treated for a non-life-threatening injury.

Masias was subsequently taken into custody at his residence without incident. He was transported back to Troop 3 where he was charged Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony and Assault Second Degree.

Masias was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on $15,000.00 unsecured bond.


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