Trooper Assaulted During Arrest Of Wanted Man

Laurel- The Delaware State Police have arrested 42-year-old Burton F. Carmean after a warrant attempt led to him assaulting a Law Enforcement Officer, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred on November 14, 2019 at approximately 3:15 p.m., when members of the Sussex Governor’s Task Force (GTF) responded to a residence in the 11000 block of Taylor Mill Road in Laurel, for an arrest attempt. Carmean was wanted for a Violation of Probation issued by the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas and also for a failure to appear capias issued by the Kent County Court of Common Pleas, according to Jaffe.

Upon arrival, Carmean, initially outside, ran back inside the residence. Detectives entered the home and located Carmean hiding in a bedroom in the residence. Carmean continued to resist arrest and proceeded to charge at a Trooper, said Jaffe. Carmean struck the Trooper and was subsequently taken into custody. The Trooper sustained minor injury and did not require medical attention.

Carmean was transported back to Troop 4 where he was charged with the following:

Assault 2nd Injure a Law Enforcement Officer
Resisting Arrest with Force or Violence that Injures Law Enforcement Officer
Carmean was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $10200.00 cash-only bond.

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