Man arrested after allegedly resisting arrest, officers’ commands at Harrington Casino

A man was taken into custody after police say he resisted arrest which led to a brief struggle at a Kent County casino.

The Harrington Police Department says on Sunday, officers were on patrol, just before 12:40 AM, when they were requested to assist the Delaware State Police with a fight in progress at the Harrington Raceway and Casino. Police say 42-year-old Jermaine Newcomb was speaking to officers when they attempted to place him into handcuffs. Authorities report that Newcomb refused to follow officers' commands to put his hands behind his back and resisted arrest. 

According to the report, Newcomb continued to resisted arrest and continued to refuse to follow officers commands. Law enforcement says a Harrington PD K9 also assisted with taking Newcomb into custody. After a brief struggle, Harrington PD says the 42-year-old was placed in handcuffs. 

Newcomb was apparently treated on scene by EMS Units for a dog bite to his lower leg and refused treatment to the hospital.

Newcomb was taken to the Harrington Police Department for processing and issued a criminal summons for resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. 

He was later released pending a future appearance. 

According to Harrington PD, this incident is currently being investigated by the police department.

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