Troopers: Man Strikes His Brother With Car After Argument, One Flown To Trauma

Bridgeville – Delaware State Police arrest a Bridgeville man after a domestic incident led to the victim being struck by a vehicle, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred on Monday, June 11, 2018 at approximately 5:08 p.m. when Troopers were dispatched to the 20700 block of Booker T. Washington Street, for an assault complaint. Upon arrival it was discovered that during the course of a domestic incident, the victim, an 18-year-old male, had been stuck with a vehicle in which his older brother, 21-year-old Jaquan A. James was driving, according Jaffe.

Further investigation revealed that Jaquan was at his mother’s residence, fixing her vehicle, when his 18-year-old brother came home, wanting access to a shed that had been locked. An argument ensued between 18-year-old son and mother, in which the mother went inside to retrieve a bat and a machete as it was believed that her son was in possession of a gun, according to Jaffe. The 18-year-old son began to walk away from his mother and the residence when Jaquan proceeded to back out of the driveway in his vehicle, subsequently striking his brother, said Jaffe.

The 18-year-old victim was transported by the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit to the Christiana Hospital in critical condition.

Jaquan was transported back to Troop 5, where he was charged with Assault First (Felony) and Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony. He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $40,000.00 unsecured bond.

Breaking Report

Bridgeville – Just after 5:00 this afternoon, rescue crews from the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department responded to the intersection of Jones Dogwood Drive and Booker T Washington Street for a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian.

Upon arrival, crews found a 19-year-old-male suffering from serious head injuries. Crews on scene declared the patient a priority one trauma code, the most serious.

Trooper 2 (Delaware State Police Aviation Sussex) was then alerted and quickly made preparations to make the flight from Bridgeville to Stanton.

While Trooper 2 was en route crews on scene prepared the patient for travel before transporting him to a landing zone a few blocks away.

Trooper 2 the transported the patient to Christiana Hospital in Stanton with a trauma code called.