Man wanted on multiple felonies arrested in Kent County


KENT CO., De — Delaware State Police arrested Jeremiah Sandquist, who was wanted for multiple felony incidents that happened over the last three months.

On September 21, 2021, police responded to a home in the 2000 block of Judith Road, Hartly for a burglary. Sandquist had an argument with his neighbor outside of the home. His neighbor yelled for him to get off her property. Sandquist charged at the victim, forcing her to lock her door, however, Sandquist forced entry into her home and choked her. The victim did attempt to call the police but Sandquist threatened her with a knife. She refused medical treatment at the scene.

On November 7, 2021, troopers responded to the same block for an assault. Sandquist was in a car with a 33-year-old female acquaintance and became paranoid of nearby emergency sirens. Sandquist attempted to drag her back into the home but was confronted by a 28-year-old who tried to stop him. Sandquist began physically assaulting the 28-year-old and slammed her to the ground. After the assault, Sandquist smashed the windshield of the victim’s car outside the home. The victim was treated at an area hospital for a laceration to the head.

On December 25, 2021, police responded to Brendford Road, in Dover for criminal mischief. The investigation determined that Sandquist jumped on the hood of the victim’s vehicle and began jumping up and down. He then used his knee to break the windshield of the vehicle. There was a 1-year-old child in the car at the time.

On Thursday, December 30, 2021, police conducted surveillance and located Sandquist standing outside a home in the 2000 block of Downs Chapel Rd. Sandquist left and ran into a barn. Police did a perimeter around the barn and ordered him to come out.  He complied and was taken to jail.

Sandquist was charged with the following:

  • Burglary1st Degree (Felony)
  • Strangulation (Felony)
  • Assault 2nd Degree (Felony)
  • Malicious Interference with Emergency Communication
  • Criminal Mischief Under $1,000 (2 counts)
  • Criminal Mischief Over $1,000 (2 counts)
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child (2 counts)

Sandquist was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 2 and then committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $66,300.00 secured bail.

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