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Troopers: Woman Stabs Boyfriend, Released, Rearrested, Released Again

Hartly- The Delaware State Police have arrested 33-year-old Dayna N. Lilly for assault and related charges, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the incident occurred on December 3, 2019, at approximately 2:50 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the Bayhealth Medical Center for a victim who was assaulted.

Upon arrival, Troopers met with a 34-year-old male who advised his girlfriend, Lilly had responded to his residence in the unit block of Mcdougalls Lane in Hartly and began slashing his tires. When the victim approached Lilly, she proceeded to stab him with a knife, said Jaffe. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Lilly was subsequently taken into custody in the unit block of Kent Circle in Dover without incident. She was transported back to Troop 3 where she was charged with the following:

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

Lilly was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on $22600.00 unsecured bond and ordered to have no contact with the victim. Lilly proceeded back to the victim’s residence upon release and was re-arrested for Breach of Release. She was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on $500 unsecured bond on this charge.

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