Police: Georgetown man stabs, shoots at woman in Cool Springs

June 8, 2021

A Georgetown man faces charges after police say he stabbed a woman in her hand and then shot at her when she tried to flee.

Jerome L. Weathersby, 48, and the woman, 43, were arguing at 11:19 p.m. May 22 on West Springside Drive in the Cool Springs development when he stabbed the woman in the hand, said Master Cpl. Heather Pepper of the Delaware State Police.

When the woman tried to flee the scene with another man, Pepper said, Weathersby shot at her car and struck it three times. The woman left the area and was taken to the hospital after calling 911. She was treated and released for her injury. The male was uninjured.

Through investigation, Pepper said, Weathersby was developed as a suspect. A computer check of Weathersby revealed that he was a person prohibited from possessing a firearm. Weathersby was taken into custody by Delaware State Police June 7, and charged with attempted first-degree murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, second-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangering, and criminal mischief. He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $173,500 cash bond.

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