Millsboro woman charged with assaulting officer, filing false report in Long Neck

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A Millsboro woman was arrested on assault charges after she allegedly attacked and injured an officer after filing a false report in Long Neck.

According to the Delaware State Police Department, the incident occurred shortly before 2 p.m. Saturday, as troopers were dispatched to the 25000 block of River Bend Road in Long Neck Apartments, for reports of a domestic dispute.

Troopers arrived and met with the resident and reporting person, 51-year-old Laurie A. Parkin, at the front door of the home. She immediately became confrontational, according to police, and appeared to be under the influence at the time.

Parkin indicated that she had two children in the residence at the time of the incident. When troopers tried to come inside, she proceeded to push the trooper out of the way and a struggle ensued, police said.

When police tried to take Parkin into custody, she reportedly resisted arrest and struck a trooper. The trooper sustained minor injuries that did not require medical treatment.

Further investigation revealed Parkin reportedly tried to file a false domestic-related report against her ex-husband, who was not at the home and had not made contact with her at the time.

Parkin (no photo available) was transported back to Troop 7 where she refused to be photographed and fingerprinted, according to police.

Parkin was charged Assault 2nd Injure a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting Arrest Causing Injury to Law Enforcement Officer, Terroristic Threatening, Endangering the Welfare of a Child (2 counts), Failure to Comply with Taking of Photos and Fingerprints, Falsely Reporting an Incident, Malicious Interference With Emergency Communications, and Disorderly Conduct.

Parkin was arraigned and committed to the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $4,020 secured bond.