Troopers: Man Charged After Driving Into Newark Motel Room

Newark, Delaware – The Delaware State Police have arrested a Newark man on multiple counts of reckless endangering after a physical altercation at a local area hotel, according to Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz.

Bratz said the investigation has determined the incident occurred on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, as troopers responded to the Red Roof Inn located at 415 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark for an argument between two female coworkers who reside at the hotel. It was learned after the argument progressed the male companions of the coworkers also began to argue. One of the male suspects, identified as Quanisha T. Smith-Tyler, jumped in his 2013 Acura TL and accelerated at a high rate of speed toward the physical altercation attempted to strike them with his vehicle, said Bratz. The vehicle nearly struck those in the fight and crashed into the hotel causing major damage to the building and injuring a patron who was inside his room. The patron sustained minor injuries and was transported to the Christiana Hospital.

The suspect, Quanisha T. Smith-Tyler, 33 of Newark, was apprehended and transported to Troop 6 where he was charged with Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, Four Counts of Reckless Endangering First Degree and Criminal Mischief $5000 or More Damage to Property. He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on an OR bond.


Breaking Report

Just before 9:00 this morning Wednesday, July 17, 2019, rescue crews from the Christiana Fire Company along with New Castle County Paramedics and Delaware State Police responded to 415 Stanton Christiana Road in Newark for reports of a vehicle into a building.

Early reports from the scene indicate that at least one person inside the building has suffered injuries.

Update: Paramedics were cleared by arriving ambulance crews.

Update: Troopers reported minor lacerations were suffered by one person inside the building.

Update: It is unclear if the patient was transported across the street to Christiana Hospital.


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