Milton man arrested following reported assault

1280 Frederick Young

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – A Milton man is behind bars following an assault investigation that began last week.

At around 9:45 p.m. Friday, troopers responded to a residence in Tru-Vale Acres for a reported assault. It was learned that the male victim was standing in his driveway loading items into his vehicle when he was approached by the suspect, later identified as 29-year-old Frederick Young. Young reportedly hit the victim in the head while holding a firearm and stole the victim’s cell phone. Police say Young then threatened two of the victim’s neighbors with the handgun.

The victim sustained minor injuries that were treated by EMS at the scene.

A computer check revealed that Young is a convicted felon prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Young fled the scene prior to police arrival, but was located during a traffic stop in the Lewes area Wednesday evening, at which point he was taken into custody. He was charged with two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, second degree assault, and two counts of aggravated menacing.

He was held at SCI on a $120,000 cash bond.

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