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Frankford man arrested on assault charges

Richard Howard, 37, Frankford, DE – Delaware State Police Dept.

A Frankford man was arrested after police say he threw a cell a phone at this stepfather and then assaulted troopers when they tried to arrest him.

According to Delaware State Police, around 9:15 p.m., Wednesday troopers were dispatched to the 34000 block of Echo Ct. for a domestic related complaint.

Police arrived and determined 37-year-old Richard Howard had thrown a cell phone at his stepfather, causing a minor physical injury.

When two troopers assigned to Delaware State Police Troop 4 tried to take Howard into custody, police say he resisted arrest with force.

During a significant struggle, police say troopers were struck multiple times by Howard causing minor injuries before eventually being taken into custody. The troopers did not require medical attention and Howard was not injured during the altercation.

Howard was charged with Resisting Arrest With Force (Felony), Two Counts- Assault Third Degree, and Offensive Touching to Law Enforcement. He was arraigned and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $7,000 secured bond.

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