Lewes man charged with assault following fight

July 26, 2021

A Lewes man faces charges after police say he sent a man to the hospital following a fight July 25.

Michael A. Fitzgerald, 39, of Lewes, went to a home at 10:27 a.m. in the 23000 block of Martin Lane where he argued over money with a 48-year-old man, said Cpl. Amina Ali of the Delaware State Police. The argument turned physical when Fitzgerald struck the man multiple times in the face, she said. The man was treated at Beebe Healthcare for serious physical injuries.

Fitzgerald was taken into custody at his residence by police without incident. He was charged with second-degree assault, a felony, and arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 3 where he was released on his own recognizance.  

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