Milton- Delaware State Police arrested Jerome L. Weathersby, 48, of Georgetown, on felony criminal charges.
On May 22, 2021, at approximately 11:19 p.m., a 52-year-old male and 43-year-old female were involved in an altercation with a male suspect in the roadway on West Springside Drive in the Cool Springs development, Milton. During the incident, the female victim was stabbed in the hand by the suspect. As she was fleeing the scene with the male victim, the suspect fired several rounds in the direction of Laura’s vehicle, striking it three times. The female was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance after she fled the area and called 9-1-1. She was treated for an injury to her hand and released. The male victim did not require medical attention.
Through investigative measures, Jerome Weathersby was developed as a suspect. A computer check of Weathersby revealed Weathersby was a person prohibited from possessing a firearm. On June 7, 2021, Weathersby was taken into custody by Delaware State Police and charged with the following crimes:
- Attempted First Degree Murder (Felony)
- Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
- Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
- Assault Second Degree (Felony)
- Reckless Endangering First Degree (Felony)
- Criminal Mischief
Weathersby was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $173,500.00 cash bond.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper
Released: 060821 1207
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