MILFORD, Del. - Three people were arrested in connection to a fight, after police say two of them struck officers while authorities attempted to resolve the situation, in Milford.
The Milford Police Department says on Wednesday, just before 7:30 PM, officers from the Milford Police, Milton Police, and Rehoboth Police Departments responded to a parking lot, in the 100 block of South Walnut Street, for a fight, in Milford. The officers were apparently assigned to the downtown area for a parade detail. Once on scene, police say one of the individuals involved in the fight then fled as officers approached to other person.
According to the report, as officers addressed 30-year-old Constance Mack, of Milford, 20-year-old Joshua Johnson, of Greenwood, and 18-year-old Tyquine Green, of Ellendale, intervened while the officers attempted to resolve the issue. Authorities report that Johnson and Green continued to be disorderly and uncooperative despite the officers' commands to end their behavior. At that point, Milford PD says Johnson and Green struck officers during the authorities' attempt to arrest them. According to law enforcement, Oleoresin capsicum spray was used during the arrest. An Axon Body Worn Camera was also reportedly damaged by Johnson during the incident.
Police say the actual cause of the initial altercation remains under investigation as the individual with information about the incident fled the scene.
Mack was charged with riot and disorderly conduct. Her bail was set at $3,500 unsecured. Johnson and Green were arrested and charged with riot, resisting arrest, two counts of offensive touching of a law enforcement officer, and disorderly conduct. Johnson was also charged with criminal mischief.
Authorities report the Johnson's bail was set at $3,000 cash. He was later turned over to Sussex Correctional Institution. Green's bail was set a $6,000 unsecured.
All three individuals are scheduled for preliminary hearings at the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on October 26.
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