Millsboro man arrested on assault charges

MILLSBORO, Del. – Delaware State Police arrested a Millsboro man Thursday night after he reportedly assaulted his girlfriend’s father.

According to police, the incident happened at around 10:15 p.m., at a residence in the 27000 block of Willow Lane. 39-year-old Omar Ruiz got into a physical altercation with his girlfriend’s 48-year-old father, during which two children, ages 1 and 11, were present.

The victim was able to leave the residence and go to a neighbor’s residence, where he called police. Troopers responded to the neighbor’s residence and met with the victim, who had injuries to his face. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Ruiz was subsequently taken into custody at his residence and charged with second degree assault and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He was held at SCI on a $12,000 cash only bond.

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