Police Say Man Held Ex-Girlfriend Against Her Will, Chased Her With Knife In Hand

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Georgetown Police have arrested 19-year-old Cecil Gilmore of Georgetown, for multiple felony-related charges stemming from a domestic incident Monday morning, according to Public Information Officer Detective Joey Melvin.

Melvin said the incident occurred on Monday, April 13, 2020, in the Dunbarton Oaks apartment complex. Georgetown Police were dispatched to reports of a woman running through the complex parking lot, yelling that someone was trying to stab her. Upon arriving at the complex, officers were notified that Cecil Gilmore was seen chasing his 22-year-old ex-girlfriend with a knife towards route 113, said Melvin. Georgetown Police, with the assistance of Delaware State Police and Delaware Capitol Police, located Gilmore in the parking lot of the PNC Bank and took him into custody.

Melvin said Detectives learned that the victim and her ex-boyfriend Gilmore had been arguing on the morning of April 13, 2020. Gilmore became upset and refused to allow the victim to exit the apartment and struck her in the face, according to Melvin. The victim again attempted to flee and eventually was able to exit the apartment. It was at this point that Gilmore began to chase her while holding a knife, added Melvin.

Gilmore was transported to Georgetown Police Department where he was charged with:

Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony
Aggravated Menacing
Unlawful Imprisonment 1st degree
Assault 3rd degree
Breach of Release

Gilmore was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institute in lieu of a $70,000 secured bond.

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