Felton man arrested for shooting at neighbor


FELTON, Del. — Delaware State Police say they arrested Eugene Sykes, 42, of Felton, on felony charges after he shot at his neighbor early Monday morning.

Police say on June 14, around 1:30 a.m., troopers responded to a residence on Indian Runner Road for a reported shooting.

The investigation revealed that the residents, a 48-year-old woman and 50-year-old man, were home when Eugene Sykes came to visit. According to DSP, during the visit, Sykes showed the male resident a .38 caliber revolver he had recently acquired. The man allowed Sykes to fire the weapon at a target on the property before the residents and Sykes sat down on the outside deck.

For unknown reasons, we’re told Sykes got the firearm, pointed it in the direction of the woman resident, and shot one live round, narrowly missing her. Police say the male resident immediately took the revolver from Sykes, emptied the ammunition, and threw the weapon into the yard.

Sykes then reportedly got into a fight with the 50-year-old man. During the fight, the man of the house reportedly suffered minor injuries. Sykes was transported to an area hospital for his injuries, where he was treated and released.

Sykes was transported to Troop 3, where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Reckless Endangering First Degree (Felony)
  • Aggravated Menacing (Felony)
  • Offensive Touching

He was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and released after posting a $72,100.00 secured bond.

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