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Bridgeville man faces charges after striking brother with car

June 12, 2018

A Bridgeville man faces felony assault charges after police say he struck his brother with a car June 11, critically injuring him.

Jacquan A. James, 21, was fixing his mother’s car at about 5 p.m. at her home in the 20700 block of Booker T. Washington Street when he began arguing with his brother, 18, over a locked shed, said Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe of the Delaware State Police.

While the brothers argued, Jaffe said, the mother went inside to retrieve a bat and a machete because she thought one of her sons had a gun. The 18-year-old son began to walk away from his mother and the residence when James proceeded to back out of the driveway in his vehicle, subsequently striking his brother, Jaffe said.

The 18-year-old victim was transported by the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit to Christiana Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

James was transported to Troop 5, where he was charged with felony first-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony. He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $40,000 unsecured bond.