MILFORD, Del. - A man was taken into custody, after police say he became disorderly in the lobby of the Milford Police Department. A taser was reportedly used during the arrest attempt.
The Milford Police Department says on Tuesday, around 6:40 PM, 19-year-old Djerryson Charles, of Milford, went into the lobby of the Milford Police Department, on Northeast Front Street (SR 14), and began to bang on the protective glass that separates communications personnel and those who are in the lobby area. At that time, police say they were notified by the communications personnel about the incident.
According to the report, Charles repeatedly demanded to speak with an officer who was not working at the time, and he would not let other officers assist him. Officers report that they asked the 19-year-old to leave as he continued to yell and use profanity. Charles was apparently warned about his possible arrest if he did not comply to the officers' request.
At that point, officers then attempted to arrest Charles. Police report Charles was taken into custody following a struggle and the use of a taser. Law enforcement says the incident was witnessed by another individual who was in the lobby of the Milford Police Department.
According to Milford PD, impairment of Charles from an unknown substance is believed to be factor in this incident.
He was charged with resisting arrest with force or violence, disorderly conduct by fighting or violent tumultuous or threatening behavior, and criminal trespass third degree. His bail was reportedly set at $3,150 cash.
According to authorities, Charles was later turned over to the custody of the Delaware Department of Correction at the Sussex Correctional Institution.
A preliminary hearing is set for December 8 at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas.
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