Men Arrested After Dover Officer Choked, Significant Injury

Elijah Scarboro Age: 22 Brooklyn, NY Charges: Disorderly Conduct Assault 2nd Degree (Law Enforcement) Strangulation Resisting Arrest with Force BOND: Released on $6,700 Secured Bond

Dover – Five men were arrested following two incident at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino on Sunday morning, according to Dover Police Spokesman Mark Hoffman.

Hoffman said at approximately 1:58 a.m., officers working inside the casino as an off-duty assignment, were called to a casino entrance to address three men refusing to leave the property after casino employees denied them entry.

The three men became disorderly with Dover Downs employees and the Dover Police Officers working at the casino, said Hoffman. When Dover officers attempted to take the men into custody, they all resisted.

Rashawn Harris (24), shoved a Dover officer and then attempted to strike a Dover Downs Casino security officer, according to Hoffman.  A Dover officer attempted to deploy a taser to subdue Harris, but it was ineffective.

Hoofman said when the officer attempted to take Harris into custody, Elijah Scarboro (22), approached the officer from behind and placed him into a “choke hold”, interfering with his ability to breathe. This officer suffered a significant injury to his hand as a result. Other Dover officers were able to remove Scarboro and take him into custody after a struggle. Ronnell Harris (24) was also arrested in the incident.

Ronnell Harris Age: 24 Brooklyn, NY CHARGES: Disorderly Conduct Resisting Arrest BOND: $530 Unsecured Bond
Rashawn Harris Age: 24 Wilmington, DE Charges: Disorderly Conduct Assault 2nd Degree (Law Enforcement) Criminal Mischief Resisting Arrest with Force BOND: Released on $2,300 Secured Bond


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