Officials: Man Facing Multiple Felonies After Assault On Trooper

Delaware State Police have arrested 18-year-old Jaliel Perry of Lincoln, Delaware for felony assault and other charges following a narcotics investigation that began in the Lewes area on Saturday morning, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto.

DeMalto said on June 25, 2022, at approximately 11:22 a.m., troopers responded to Pinetown Road after receiving a report of suspicious activity occurring in the area. Troopers observed what appeared to be illegal narcotics sales involving a male subject standing on the roadway. When troopers approached the male subject, later identified as Jaliel Perry, he began running away towards Cone Lane. Perry was also seen discarding an unknown object into a nearby wooded area, according to DeMalto. Troopers were able to contact Perry a short distance away, and they attempted to take him into custody. Perry began physically resisting arrest, resulting in one of the troopers sustaining an injury and having a uniform damaged, said DeMalto. Perry was taken into custody after the struggle, and a search of his person led to the discovery of drug paraphernalia and over $650 in suspected drug proceeds added DeMalto.

The trooper responded to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries, and he was later released.

Perry was transported to Troop 7 and charged with the following offenses:

Assault Second Degree of a Law Enforcement Officer (Felony)
Resisting Arrest With Force or Violence (Felony)
Tampering With Evidence (Felony)
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Criminal Mischief
Perry was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $10,000 cash bond.