Lincoln man arrested for allegedly assaulting trooper

LINCOLN, Del.- Delaware State Police arrested 18-year-old, Jaliel Perry, of Lincoln, for felony assault and other charges following a narcotics investigation that began in the Lewes area on Saturday morning.

Police say around 11:22 a.m. trooper responded to Pinetown Road after receiving a report of suspicious activity occurring in the area. Troopers saw what appeared to be illegal narcotics sales involving Perry standing on the road. When troopers went up to Perry, they say he began running away towards Cone Lane. Police say Perry was also seen discarding an unknown object into a nearby wooded area. Troopers were able to contact Perry a short distance away, and they attempted to take him into custody. However, police say Perry physically resisted arrest, resulting in one of the troopers sustaining an injury and having a uniform damaged. Perry was taken into custody after the struggle, and a search led to the discovery of drug paraphernalia and over $650 in suspected drug proceeds.

The trooper responded to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries, and he was later released.

Perry was transported to Troop 7 and charged with the following offenses:

– Assault Second Degree of a Law Enforcement Officer (Felony)

– Resisting Arrest with Force or Violence

– Tampering with Evidence ( Felony)

– Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

– Criminal Mischief

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