Man Who Injured Trooper Recently Arrested Again

Jacob Singleton, a 24-year-old resident of Bear, Delaware, has been arrested by the Delaware State Police for felony criminal mischief at a Townsend business. This arrest comes just weeks after Singleton was previously detained for multiple felony offenses in Newark.

On June 27, 2024, at approximately 7:10 p.m., troopers responded to a call at Drake’s Towing, located at 4195 Dupont Parkway, Townsend, regarding an incident of criminal mischief. Investigations revealed that Singleton became agitated upon discovering that the business was closed for the day. In his frustration, he caused several thousand dollars in damage, including shattering a window with a chair, before fleeing in a black sedan. Through investigative efforts, troopers identified Singleton as the suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

Singleton was apprehended on June 30, 2024, by the New Castle County Police Department and subsequently transported to Troop 2. He was charged with felony criminal mischief and third-degree criminal trespass. Following his arraignment by Justice of the Peace Court 11, Singleton was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $6,001 secured bond.

On June 16, 2024, at approximately 2:23 p.m., a trooper assisting a disabled motorist on Salem Church Road near East Chestnut Hill Road observed a black Mazda running a red light. The trooper, with emergency lights already activated, attempted to stop the vehicle, but Singleton, driving the Mazda, fled, leading to a pursuit. The pursuit was discontinued for safety reasons due to Singleton’s reckless driving through several streets in Newark.

Shortly after, troopers found the Mazda parked in a driveway on Montrose Drive, close to an occupied residence. A resident informed the troopers that Singleton had unlawfully entered their home and was hiding in the bathroom. Troopers discovered Singleton in the bathroom, where he resisted arrest, resulting in injuries to one of the troopers. Singleton was taken into custody without further incident, and the injured trooper was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a nearby hospital.

In the previous incident, Singleton was transported to Troop 6 and charged with multiple offenses, including assault on a law enforcement officer causing injury, three counts of reckless endangering, burglary, resisting arrest with force causing injury to a peace officer, disregarding a police officer’s signal, and multiple traffic violations. He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $13,300 cash bond.