Man Accused Of Striking Girlfriend, Child, Located In Maryland

Delmar- Donnie J. Bennett, 29, of Delmar, DE who is wanted for assault and weapons charges has been located and taken into custody.

On June 11, 2019 members of the U.S. Marshals and the Maryland State Police apprehended Bennett without incident in Salisbury, Maryland. Two firearms, an AK47 and a Remington shotgun have been recovered.

Bennett remains in custody in Salisbury, Maryland pending his extradition back to Delaware.

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Delmar- The Delaware State Police are seeking the public’s assistance in attempting to locate 29-year-old Donnie J. Bennett of Delmar, DE who is wanted for assault and weapons charges, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred on June 5, 2019, at approximately 7:27 p.m., when Troopers responded to a residence located in the 10000 block of Hillbilly Lane in reference to a domestic incident.

Upon arrival, Troopers met with a 28-year-old female victim who advised that she and her boyfriend, Bennett, had been in a physical argument while they were traveling in a vehicle.

Jaffee said Bennett proceeded to strike the female and also struck her 8-year-old child who was a rear seat passenger in the vehicle. During this incident, there was also a 6-year-old child present in the vehicle.

After the altercation, Bennett obtained the victim’s cell phone and proceeded to flee the area on foot. He later responded to his father’s residence located in the 36000 block of Waycross Road, where he proceeded to take firearms and fled the residence on foot, said Jaffe.

The female victim was treated on scene with minor injuries and the children were not injured.

Troopers have been unable to locate Bennett who currently has active warrants out of Troop 5 for the following:

Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (4 counts)
Theft of a Firearm (4 counts)
Assault Third Degree
Theft
Endangering the Welfare of a Child
Offensive Touching
Disorderly Conduct

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Donnie J. Bennett is asked to contact Troop 4, Major Crimes Unit Detective Kristunas at 302-856-5850 or by calling 911.


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