Troopers Charge Georgetown Man With Aggravated Menacing

Rehoboth Beach – The Delaware State Police have arrested a Georgetown man after he threatened his girlfriend with a knife during a domestic-related incident, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred on June 13, 2019, at approximately 7:20 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to a residence in the 20000 block of Coastal Highway in Rehoboth Beach in reference to a domestic. Upon arrival, Troopers met with a female victim who advised that she and her boyfriend, 27-year-old Jerron D. Ricketts had engaged in a verbal altercation throughout the day that had escalated with Ricketts threatening her with a large knife and damaging items in the residence, said Jaffe. Further investigation revealed that the victim and Ricketts had left the residence to pick up the victim’s three children at daycare when another argument ensued. Ricketts exited the vehicle at this time and broke the passenger’s side rear door handle, according to Jaffe.

Ricketts re-entered the vehicle and the victim and her three children proceeded back home when the police were contacted. Ricketts fled on foot prior to police arrival and was apprehended a short time later at a neighbors residence without incident. A computer inquiry revealed that the victim had a no unlawful contact order against Ricketts. The victims were not injured as a result of this incident.

Ricketts was transported back to Troop 7 where he was charged with the following:

Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony
Aggravated Menacing
Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited
Endangering the Welfare of a Child (3 counts)
Offensive Touching
Criminal Mischief (2 counts)
Breach of Release
Ricketts was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $63,500.00 cash only bond.

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