|
Milford Beacon
  • Georgetown man arrested following stand-off in Lincoln

  • A 43-year-old Georgetown man, identified as Juan Sanchez, was taken into custody Tuesday morning after he reportedly barricaded himself inside a Lincoln home and would not allow a his ex-wife and their four children to leave.
    • email print
      Comment
  • A 43-year-old Georgetown man, identified as Juan Sanchez, was taken into custody Tuesday morning after he reportedly barricaded himself inside a Lincoln home and would not allow a his ex-wife and their four children to leave.
    According to the Delaware State Police, the incident began Monday around 10:20 p.m. when police received a phone call about a man that had physically assaulted his ex-wife and was refusing to allow her and her children to leave a residence located in the 8000 block of Railroad Avenue, said police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier.
    Fournier said that one of the children, a 13-year-old female, attempted to call 911, but was forced to drop her phone as Sanchez grabbed her by her hair.
    Police responded to the house and attempted to make contact with the Sanchez who allegedly refused to leave the residence. Around 6:05 a.m. Tuesday, police made entry into the house and located Sanchez, who was taken into custody without incident.
    Sanchez suffered undisclosed self-inflicted wounds and was treated onsite before being transported to Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital for further evaluation. Police said the 33-year-old female victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was later transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where she was treated and released. The four children, ages four months to 13 years old, were uninjured. No nearby homes were evacuated during the incident.
    Sanchez was released from the hospital Tuesday evening and transported to Troop 4.
    Sanchez was charged with five counts of first-degree kidnapping, five counts of criminal contempt of a domestic violence protective order, four counts of endangering the welfare of a child, malicious interference with emergency communications and offensive touching.
    He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $524,500 cash bond.

        calendar