Wife Of DE Lawmaker Cites Abusive Behavior In Protective Order - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Wife Of DE Lawmaker Cites Abusive Behavior In Protective Order

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GEORGETOWN, Del. - Some serious allegations made against Delaware lawmaker John Atkins and they were filed by his family.

According to court documents obtained by 47 ABC, Delaware Family Court ordered Rep. Atkins to stay away from his wife and children because of his reported erratic behavior. His wife filed for a temporary order of protection this week citing his abusive behavior and alleging that he threatened to hurt himself.

A number of guns, including 10 shotguns were taken from his home by police.

Atkins is a state legislator from Millsboro.

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