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Police: Lewes woman almost strikes women, cars with her vehicle

August 13, 2020

A Lewes woman faces charges Aug. 12 after police say she almost struck four women in Ellendale with her car.

Tyshia J. Coursey, 37, went to a home in the 13000 block of South Old State Road at 9:05 a.m. and banged on the front door until a 48-year-old woman responded, said Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe of the Delaware State Police. The two women are acquaintances, and they verbally argued outside the home as Coursey said she was going to fight the woman’s four daughters when they got home. When the daughters, ages 23 to 32, arrived home, Jaffe said, Coursey tried to physically fight them, and then got into her car and drove around in circles, almost striking several parked cars and almost hitting the four women. During this time, Jaffe said, Coursey’s 7-month-old child was in the rear seat of the vehicle. Coursey left the residence before police arrived, and there were no reports of injury as a result of this incident, Jaffe said.

Coursey responded to Troop 7 where she was taken into custody without incident and charged with four counts of felony first-degree reckless endangering, endangering the welfare of a child, and third-degree criminal trespass. She was arraigned and released on her own recognizance.

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