Man faces charges after swinging bat at police

October 26, 2020

A Millsboro man faces charges after police say he twice swung a bat at police responding to a disorderly call Oct. 25.

Theodore A. Guajardo, 48, was at a home on Williams Street at 9:53 p.m. when a resident asked him to leave because he was intoxicated and Guajardo refused, said Master Cpl. Heather Pepper of the Delaware State Police. Upon arrival, she said, troopers tried to contact Guajardo, who exited the home with a wooden bat and threatened the troopers before returning inside. After they tried to contact him several more times, Pepper said, Guajardo exited the residence, this time with a metal baseball bat, which he swung recklessly when troopers approached him. Guajardo was Tasered after failing to put the bat down, and he struggled with troopers as they tried to arrest him, Pepper said.

An ambulance was requested, and emergency responders cleared Guajardo of any injuries. The troopers were not injured.

Guajardo was taken to Troop 4 where he was charged with possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, aggravated menacing, terroristic threatening and resisting arrest. He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $68,000 cash bond.

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