Harrington man arrested for reckless endangerment

HARRINGTON, Del. – Harrington Police arrested a man on several charges on Monday, following a recent release from a psychiatric facility.

Police say that a few days prior, they were called to respond to a residence in the 200 block of Hanley Street for a domestic dispute in progress with one of the involved parties threatening to harm themselves. On arrival, police found 26-year-old Eric Jester in possession of a handgun and threatening to kill himself. Jester then attempted to run into the house and dropped the gun in the meantime.

He was taken into custody and taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation before being transferred to a psychiatric facility for treatment.

Further investigation revealed that Jester had also pointed the gun at the victims inside, including adults and children, and threatened to kill them.

Jester was released from the psychiatric facility and transferred to the Harrington Police Department, where he was charged with four counts of reckless endangering first degree, possession or control of a firearm or destructive weapon by person prohibited, and terroristic threatening.

He is currently being held at the Sussex Correctional Institution on $10,250 secured bond.

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