Troopers: Man Intentionally Struck Stepdaughter With Vehicle, Exclusive Details

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Middletown – The Delaware State Police have arrested 56-year-old, Jimmie Brown Jr. of Middletown for felony assault and DUI after he intentionally struck his stepdaughter with his vehicle, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said the incident occurred at approximately 6:35 p.m., Tuesday, August 6, 2019 in the parking lot of the Middletown Veterinary Center, located at 366 Warwick Rd., Middletown. Brown and his 24-year-old step-daughter were at the veterinary center seeking treatment for family pets when they became engaged in a verbal altercation while in the parking lot.  (Continues below FB Post)


Victims friends and family discuss the incident on our Facebook post from yesterday.

“She’s alive. She’s okay! She’s in ICU waiting for cat scans to come back… Her stepfather was the one who ran her over.m.hes in police custody….”
 “the dogs are at the vet. And she was hit bc her stepfather got mad at who knows what. Her mom was right there when it happened. I was at work when I got the call. She’s in ICU and he’s going to ganderhill….”

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Brown was operating a 2009 BMW that was stopped in the parking lot and the victim was standing in front of the stopped vehicle as the altercation ensued. Brown then intentionally accelerated striking the victim, at which time she was thrown onto the hood of the vehicle and carried a distance before she was thrown to the pavement. Brown then fled the scene in the BMW., according to Austin

The patient was transported to Christiana Hospital via Delaware State Police Aviation where she was admitted in critical condition.

Troopers located Brown at his residence and upon making contact with him detected a strong odor of alcohol. It was later determined that Brown was operating the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident. Brown was taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop 9 where he was charged with Assault 1st Degree, DUI (alcohol), No Valid License, No Proof of Insurance and Expired Tags.

Brown was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #2 and then committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $28,200.00 secured bail.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com


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