Three officers injured during arrest of domestic assault suspect
DOVER, Del. – Three police officers were injured Wednesday evening during the arrest of a domestic assault suspect in Dover.
Shortly after 8:30 p.m., officers with the Dover Police Department made contact with a female victim who had reportedly sustained injuries during a physical altercation with 40-year-old Corey Reyes. It was learned that during the incident, Reyes placed his hands around the victim’s neck, impeding her breathing and causing serious injury to her lower body.
Officers located Reyes at a residence, at which time police say he refused to be taken into custody. Reyes began fighting with officers, causing the officers to fall off of an elevated platform onto concrete, where the struggle continued. Reyes was eventually taken into custody and was determined to be intoxicated.
Three officers sustained injuries during the altercation, but did not require immediate medical attention. A juvenile was also at the residence at the time of the incident.
Reyes was charged with three counts of second degree assault injuring a law enforcement officer, second degree assault, strangulation, resisting arrest with force or violence, terroristic threatening, endangering the welfare of a child, three counts of criminal mischief, and disorderly conduct. He was held at SCI on a $22,400 secured bond.