DOVER — Michael Straker, a 20-year-old from North Hollywood, California, was charged with aggravated menacing and related charges Monday, after he allegedly struck a male acquaintance with a handgun, said Delaware State Police spokesman Senior Cpl. Jason Hatchell.
Troopers responded to the 300 block of Carlisle Drive in Dover at around 5:20 p.m., in reference to an assault with a weapon.
Cpl. Hatchell said an investigation found that a 33-year-old man had been arguing with Mr. Straker. During the argument, the suspect displayed a black handgun and allegedly struck the victim on the side of his head.
Mr. Straker fled on foot prior to the officers’ arrival, Cpl. Hatchell said, but troopers located the suspect walking on Carlisle Drive and took him into custody without incident.
A search of the area was conducted, and troopers discovered the handgun in woods behind a residence, authorities said. The victim was not injured.
Mr. Straker was charged with aggravated menacing (a felony), possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and offensive touching.
He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution, Georgetown, on $11,500 secured bond.