LEWES — Delaware State Police have 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 at approximately 11:22 a.m., troopers responded to Pinetown Road after receiving a report of suspicious activity occurring in the area. Troopers observed what appeared to be illegal narcotics sales involving a man standing on the roadway. When troopers approached the man, later identified as Mr. Perry, he ran and discarded an unknown object into a nearby wooded area. Troopers were able to contact Mr. Perry a short distance away, and they attempted to take him into custody. However, Mr. 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 of his person 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.
Mr. 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 (felony); tampering with evidence (felony); possession of drug paraphernalia; and criminal mischief.
Mr. Perry was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court No. 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $10,000 cash bond.