Lincoln man arrested, charged with assault

33-year-old Nicholas Arches, of Lincoln, DE – Delaware State Police Dept.

A Lincoln man was arrested after police say he struck a person with his car following an argument.

According to the Delaware State Police Department, shortly after 3 p.m., Tuesday, troopers were dispatched to the area of Clendaniel Pond Road in Lincoln for reports that a person had been struck by a vehicle.

Police arrived and learned that a car, driven by 33-year-old Nicholas Arches, was traveling westbound on Clendaniel Pond Road when he allegedly swerved and struck a 38-year-old male victim as he was walking in a grassy area just off the roadway.

It was learned that the victim and Arches had just got into an argument at Arches’s residence when the victim left, at which time Arches got into his vehicle and intentionally struck the victim as he was walking away, according to police.

The victim sustained minor injuries and declined medical treatment.

Arches was located at his home on Clendaniel Pond Road and taken into custody without incident. He was charged with Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, Assault Second Degree, Reckless Endanger First Degree, and Driving While Suspended or Revoked. He was arraigned and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $20,500 cash only bond.