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Troopers: Man Intentionally Struck Victim With Car Multiple Times, Released

Bridgeville- Delaware State Police arrested 19-year-old Stephen J. Disilvestri of Seaford following an incident Wednesday, where he struck an acquaintance with his vehicle, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper.

Pepper said on October 28, 2020, at approximately 2:10 p.m., troopers responded to Sunnyside Road for a reported assault. The investigation determined Disilvestri drove his yellow Ford Mustang to the residence to confront a 19-year-old male acquaintance.

Once he arrived at the location, Disilvestri located the acquaintance standing outside as he drove his vehicle onto a concrete lot located past the resident’s driveway. Disilvestri threatened to cause bodily harm to the male, said Pepper.

When the acquaintance refused to come over to him, the suspect drove the Mustang from the concrete lot into the yard of the residence and directly into the path of the acquaintance, causing him to jump on the hood of the vehicle to avoid being struck, according to Pepper.

Disilvestri then backed up onto the grass and sped forward as he performed a burnout in the yard. He then turned the car around to face the acquaintance and drove forward. This time the vehicle hit the acquaintance foot, causing him to flip and land over the vehicle before falling to the rear of the Mustang on the ground, pepper continued.

Paper said Disilvestri then proceeded to back up in the driveway before driving toward the subject again. As the acquaintance jumped, he fell on the front windshield, causing it to crack. He then pushed himself off of the car, ran to the garage, and grabbed a crowbar. When Disilvestri drove toward him again, the acquaintance threw the crowbar at the Mustang’s windshield, at which time the vehicle’s front bumper struck the acquaintance legs before it stopped. The acquaintance retrieved the crowbar, and Disilvestri left the property after a verbal altercation between the subjects. The victim did not require medical treatment.

Disilvestri was contacted by the trooper and taken into custody without incident, and transported to Troop 5, where he was charged with the following crimes:

Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
Reckless Endangering 1st Degree (Felony)
Terroristic Threatening
Vehicular Assault 2nd Degree
Criminal Mischief Under $1,000 Damage
Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree
Disilvestri was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and released on his Own Recognizance.

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