Lincoln man arrested following struggle with police

June 25, 2022

Delaware State Police have arrested an 18-year-old Lincoln man for felony assault and other charges following a narcotics investigation in the Lewes area June 25.

About 11:20 a.m., troopers responded to Pinetown Road after receiving a report of suspicious activity. Troopers observed what appeared to be illegal narcotics sales involving a male subject standing on the roadway. Police said when troopers approached Jaliel Perry, he fled. He was allegedly seen discarding an unknown object into a nearby wooded area. Troopers caught up to Perry a short distance away. When they attempted to take him into custody, police said, Perry resisted arrest. One trooper sustained an injury. Perry was taken into custody after the struggle, and a search led to the discovery of drug paraphernalia and more than $650 in suspected drug proceeds.

The trooper was treated at an area hospital and was later released.

Perry was transported to Troop 7 and charged with felony second-degree assault of a law enforcement officer, felony resisting arrest with force or violence, felony tampering with evidence and other charges.

Perry was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $10,000 cash bond.

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