Elijah H. Peterson, 22, of Dover, was taken into custody Monday.

A man who refused to leave a property at a local mobile home park was arrested after assaulting an officer with the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control enforcement officer.

Elijah H. Peterson, 22, of Dover, was taken into custody Monday, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

The case began at about 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 16 when troopers were sent to the Whispering Pines mobile home development in Rising Sun to investigate a report about a trespasser who was refusing to leave the property.

The trooper contacted Peterson, who was standing in a front yard; the trooper called for backup after Peterson refused to give him any information, Jaffe said.

Peterson allegedly became aggressive toward the DNREC officer and failed to follow his orders, causing the officer to use his Taser device. Peterson continued to resist and assaulted the officer as he was being placed in handcuffs.

Police also learned Peterson had damaged a window pane at the home sometime during the incident.

Peterson faces charges including resisting arrest, second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, third-degree criminal trespass, and two counts of criminal mischief.

He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 7 and committed to the Vaughn Correctional Center, Smyrna, on a $6,501 secured bond.