Dover- Delaware State Police arrested 59-year-old Edwin V. Berry of Dover on felony criminal charges following an assault incident.
On October 18, 2020, at approximately 9:15 a.m., troopers responded to Hickory Lane, Dover, for a reported assault. Upon arrival, troopers learned Berry engaged in a verbal altercation with a 59-year-old female acquaintance at the residence. The argument escalated, and Berry choked the acquaintance. Officers attempted to contact Berry as he behaved in an aggressive and threatening manner before he engaged in a physical confrontation with the officers and actively resisted arrest with force. Berry was eventually taken into custody and transported to Troop 3, where he was charged with the following crimes:
- Assault 2nd Degree (felony)
- Strangulation (felony)
- Resisting Arrest with Force on Law Enforcement Officer (felony)
- Offensive Touching on Law Enforcement Officer
Berry was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #7 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $14,000.00 secured bond.
No medical attention was required for Berry or the officers.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper
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