The alleged assailants were identified as Raymond M. Hitchens, 23, of Georgetown and Michael R. Milligan, 46, of Laurel

Two Sussex County men have been arrested after they allegedly assaulted a man whose vehicle they were attempting to repossess.

Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said the incident took place Saturday, Sept. 15 in the 6000 block of Federalsburg Road.

The 37-year-old victim said two men, later identified as Raymond M. Hitchens, 23, of Georgetown and Michael R. Milligan, 46, of Laurel, backed a truck with a vehicle lift into his driveway. The men got out and told the victim they were there to repossess his 2002 Dodge Caravan.

The victim laid on the lift in an attempt to stop the men, but Hitchens and Milligan began trying to pull him off. One of them sprayed the victim in the face with a chemical stun spray, pulled him from the lift and they left with the Caravan.

Two children, ages 5 and 11, witnessed the incident, Jaffe said.

Detectives identified Hitchens and Milligan and both turned themselves in Tuesday at Troop 5.

Both are charged with second-degree assault using a disabling chemical spray, second-degree conspiracy, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Both later were released from custody on $7,000 secured bonds.