The New Castle County Division of Police has charged Benjamin Ledyard, a 55-year-old Wilmington with felony assault stemming from a physical domestic, officials said Wednesday.
Authorities said on Sunday, at approximately 1: 50 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Camp David Road for an in-progress domestic dispute. Officers arrived and contacted the 54-year-old female victim who reported she had an argument with Ledyard about loud music. During the argument, Ledyard grabbed a pool stick and began swinging the object and chasing the victim around the house according to police. Ledyard then struck the victim in the head with a heavy marble item leaving a large laceration. The victim remained on the floor for an unknown amount of time and then left the residence to call for help.
During the course of the investigation, officers were made aware of a previous incident between the pair which resulted in the victim losing part of her fingertip.
Benjamin Ledyard was taken into custody without incident and charged with assault second-degree, terroristic threatening, and menacing. He has also been charged with assault in the first degree, resulting in the disclosure of the previous incident.
Benjamin Ledyard has been remanded to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $77,000 cash bail.
Ledyard’s former wife, Susan Ledyard, 50, was found deceased in the Brandywine River near Northeast Boulevard on July 23, 2019, at 7:39 a.m. – Read more about that story below.