Georgetown man charged after Lincoln stand-off

January 29, 2014

A 43-year-old Georgetown man was charged with kidnapping and other charges Jan. 28 after he barricaded himself and a woman and her four children in a Lincoln home.

Juan Sanchez refused to leave a home in the 8000 block of Railroad Avenue, said Master Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police.

Police received a call at 10:19 p.m. Jan. 27 that the man had barricaded himself inside the home and was possibly armed. He refused to leave the home or let a woman, 33, and her four children leave, Fournier said.

At 6:05 a.m. Jan. 28, police entered the home and took the man into custody. He was treated for self-inflicted wounds to his wrists and was taken to Milford Memorial Hospital for evaluation, Fournier said.

Sanchez was later charged with five counts of first-degree kidnapping, five counts of a 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 committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $524,500 cash bond.

No nearby homes were evacuated.

The woman was treated and released from Nanticoke Memorial Hospital for injuries she considered not life threatening, Fournier said. The children, ages 4 months old to 13 years old, were not injured.