Officials: Trooper Injured When Woman Resist Arrest With Force

Felton – The Delaware State Police have arrested a Felton woman for an assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting Arrest and other related charges, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Heather Pepper.

Pepper said the incident occurred at approximately 11:45 p.m., on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. Troopers responded to a residence in the 600 block of Plymouth Road for a reported assault. Upon arrival, Troopers contacted the 43-year-old victim who advised the suspect, Erica Davis, entered the residence and confronted her. Davis, who was angry for unknown reasons, grabbed a kitchen knife and threatened to stab the victim, said Pepper. A witness at the residence was able to disarm Davis but she proceeded to assault the victim, causing minor injury. Davis then exited the residence and damaged the victim’s vehicle before fleeing the area, according to Pepper.

As Troopers were on scene conducting the investigation into the assault, Davis returned to the residence and began approaching the victim in an aggressive manner. Davis ignored verbal commands given by Troopers and when being taken into custody, Davis resisted arrest and injured a Trooper. Once in custody, Davis threatened to spit on a Trooper and proceeded to kick him as she was placed in the police car. No medical attention was required for the victim or Troopers involved.

Davis was transported to Troop 3 where she was processed and charged with the following:

Aggravated Menacing
Resisting Arrest with Force
Assault 2nd Degree on Law Enforcement Officer
Assault 3rd Degree
Offensive Touching
Criminal Mischief

Davis was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute in default of $19,300 cash bond.


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