Man charged in Lewes stabbing

March 30, 2021

A man faces charges after police say he stabbed the mother of his baby March 27.

Jamal Mumford, 24, went to an apartment complex in the 800 block of Kings Highway about 6 p.m. where he argued with the a woman, 20, in the parking lot, said Lewes Police Chief Thomas Spell.

The woman ran into her apartment, but Mumford forced his way inside and cut her several times with a small knife, Spell said. The woman then jumped off the second-story rear balcony and hid inside a neighbor’s home to get away from Mumford, Spell said.

Mumford left the complex, but took his 10-month-old baby with whom the couple has joint custody. A broadcast was sent out to all agencies in Sussex County, Spell said, and Lewes Police stopped Mumford’s vehicle two hours later on Kings Highway. He was taken into custody without incident and charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $90,000 secured bail.

The 10-month-old child had been dropped off with other family members, and he was unharmed and in good condition, Spell said.

The woman was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries at Beebe Healthcare.



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