Harbeson- The Delaware State Police have charged 59-year-old EDWARD J. ROSSITER with aggravated menacing and related charges.
The incident occurred on July 29, 2020, at approximately 5:54 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to a residence on Woodcrest Driver, Harbeson, for a report of Rossiter chasing subjects around outside with a knife. Upon arrival, Troopers made contact with Rossiter outside the residence and took him into custody without incident. Further investigation, revealed that Rossiter and a 25-year-old male acquaintance of Harbeson, had engaged in a verbal argument that led to Rossiter obtaining a knife and threatening the victim. The victim’s 30-year-old brother arrived at the residence shortly after and Rossiter proceeded to advance at him in an aggressive manner and chase after him. The victims did not sustain injury as a result of this incident.
Rossiter sustained minor injuries and was treated and released from a local area hospital. Upon his release he was transported back to Troop 4 where he was charged with the following:
- Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony
- Aggravated Menacing (Felony)
- Terroristic Threatening
Rossiter was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $25500.00 secured bond.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe
Released: 073029 1120
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