Laurel Man Arrested for Assaulting Police in Millsboro


44-year-old Tyrone Fassett

Delaware State Police say they have arrested a Laurel man after a traffic stop led him to resist arrest and assault multiple members of law enforcement.

The incident took place on Wednesday, May 22 around 7:33 p.m. when Troopers were on patrol on Long Neck Road, south of School Lane. Troopers observed a gold Acura passenger vehicle car traveling southbound with extremely loud music. A traffic stop was initiated, at which point Troopers observed cocaine in plain view inside the vehicle. They also learned the man did not have a valid driver’s license. When asked to exit the vehicle, the driver refused. He eventually did, at which point he actively and forcibly resisted arrest. Three Troopers sustained minor injuries but declined medical treatment. One of the Troopers sustained damage to their property.

The suspect has been identified as 44-year-old Tyrone Fassett of Laurel. He was found in possession of 9.5 grams of cocaine/crack-cocaine and drug paraphernalia. He was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance with an Aggravating Factor, Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 1 Quantity, 3 Counts of Second Degree Assault with Injury to a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving While Suspended, Criminal Mischief and Loud Music Audible from A Distance of 50 Feet or More from the Vehicle.

He was arraigned and committed to SCI in Georgetown on 54,001 dollars cash only bond.