Blades Man Arrested for Striking State Trooper, Other Charges


21-year-old Deangelo McCafferty, Image Courtesy DSP

Delaware State Police say they have arrested 21-year-old Deangelo McCafferty of Blades following a domestic incident which resulted in the assault of a Delaware State Trooper.

The incident took place on Tuesday, June 4 around 9:30 p.m. when Troopers were dispatched to a residence on East 6th Street for a reported domestic incident. Troopers learned that McCafferty had an altercation with his two minor siblings and mother. He struck his mother and one of the younger siblings. Troopers attempted to locate McCafferty and take him into custody but he actively resisted arrest. A Trooper forced into the edge of the front door in the process of attempting to gain control of the suspect. This caused non-life threatening injuries to the Trooper, for which he was transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, treated and released. The mother and sibling did not sustain injuries.

McCafferty was taken into custody and charged with 2nd Degree Assault Injuring A Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting Arrest, 2 Counts of Endangering the Welfare of  a Child and 2 Counts of Offensive Touching. He was arraigned and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on 7,200 dollars secured bond.