Man Charged With Punching Three Troopers in The Face

Delaware State Police arrested Jeremy L. Showell, 35, of Laurel, on felony criminal charges after he resisted arrest and assaulted three troopers, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper.

Pepper said on January 5, 2022, at approximately 8:05 p.m., troopers responded to a domestic incident at a residence in the 28000 block of Seaford Road. Troopers were advised that Jeremy L. Showell, 35, of Laurel, was acting disorderly in the home and had an active warrant from Laurel Police Department for shoplifting. Upon arrival, according to Pepper. Arriving troopers located Showell in the backyard.

Showell was advised that he was under arrest, however, he failed to comply with commands to place his hands behind his back said Pepper. Troopers was again directed to put his hands behind his back, at which time he appeared to comply. As the trooper attempted to place Showell in handcuffs, he punched the trooper in the face with a closed fist, causing a minor injury before he fled on foot from officers said Pepper.

Pepper continued saying Showell failed to comply with commands to stop running, and the trooper deployed his divisionally issued taser, which was ineffective. Troopers again attempted to take Showell into custody, at which time Showell punched another trooper in the face with a closed fist, causing minor injuries. Again, attempts to get Showell to comply were unsuccessful, and he continued to resist arrest. Troopers continued to try and take Showell into custody when he punched the third trooper in the head with a closed fist, causing minor injuries added Pepper. The three troopers were then able to take Showell into custody. The troopers did not require medical attention for their injuries. All three troopers are currently assigned to Delaware State Police Troop 5 located in Bridgeville.

Showell was transported to Delaware State Police Troop 5, where he was charged with three counts of Assault Second Degree on Law Enforcement Officer (Felony) and Resisting Arrest with Force (Felony).

Showell was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $32,500.00 cash bond.