Man Charged With Assaulting Officer, Released On Unsecured Bond

On Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at approximately 12:15 a.m., An Officer from the New Castle County Division of Police was on patrol around Marrows Road, when the Officer observed a traffic violation on a white Mazda. The Officer then attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop when the Mazda subsequently fled and committed numerous traffic violations to evade the Officer according to police.

Officials said the suspect, identified as 43-year-old John Eoppolo of Newark, then parked his vehicle on Shue Drive and fled on foot. The Officer then located Eoppolo in a wooded area and Eoppolo continued to resist arrest according to police.  After a struggle, Eoppolo was then placed in custody and transported to a local hospital for treatment, where he was treated and released. The New Castle County Officer was transported to a local hospital for treatment, where he was treated and released.

Eoppolo was transported to New Castle County Police headquarters where he was charged with

One felony count of Assault 2nd degree injuring a Law Enforcement Officer, One felony count of resisting, arrest, One felony count of disregarding a Police Officer signal, One felony count of conspiracy second-degree, Two misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance, One misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia, Multiple traffic citations including driving with a suspended license, aggressive driving, careless driving, no insurance in possession, expired registration, failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to remain in a signal lane, and speeding in a residential district.

He was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and was released on $7,700.00 unsecured bond.