Troopers: Man Shows Up Uninvited, Sends One To Hospital, Charged With Felony

Seaford- The Delaware State Police have arrested a Delmar man for home invasion and other related charges, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred on Tuesday, December 24, 2018, at approximately 4:28 a.m. when Troopers made contact with a 57-year-old male victim at a local hospital in reference to a report of a home invasion. Troopers learned that the victim was in his residence located in the 9000 block of Autumn Avenue with a female acquaintance when her fiancé showed up uninvited, according to Jaffe. The fiancé, 28-year-old John W. Whitby III began knocking on the windows and then proceeded to kick in the front door. Once inside, he began assaulting the male victim with a blunt force object, according to Jaffe. Whitby and his fiancé then left the residence together.

The victim was treated at the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Whitby and his fiancé were located at their residence in the 34000 block of Bi-State Boulevard in Delmar. Whitby was taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 4 where he was charged with the following:

Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony
Home Invasion
Assault Second Degree
Criminal Mischief

He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and released on $45,100.00 unsecured bond.