A Laurel man was arrested on three counts of felony assault after police say he fought three state troopers, punching each of them in the head as he resisted arrest over a warrant issued for shoplifting.
According to the Delaware State Police Department, shortly after 8 p.m., Wednesday troopers responded to reports of a domestic incident at a home in the 28000 block of Seaford Road.
Troopers arrived and were advised that 35-year-old Jeremy Showell was acting disorderly in the home and had an active warrant from Laurel Police Department for shoplifting.
Police located Showell in the backyard, at which point police say he was advised that he was being placed under arrest, but failed to comply with commands to place his hands behind his back.
Showell was again directed to put his hands behind his back, at which time police say he initially appeared to comply, but instead punched a trooper in the face with a closed fist, causing a minor injury before he fled on foot from officers.
Police say Showell failed to comply with commands to stop running, and the trooper deployed his divisionally issued taser, which was ineffective.
Troopers again tried to take Showell into custody, at which time police say Showell punched another trooper in the face with a closed fist, causing minor injuries. Again, attempts to get Showell to comply were unsuccessful and he continued to resist arrest, according to police.
Police continued to try and take Showell into custody when he allegedly punched a third trooper in the head with a closed fist, causing minor injuries.
The three troopers were finally able to take Showell into custody and did not require medical attention.
Showell was transported to Delaware State Police Troop 5, where he was charged with three counts of 2nd Degree Assault and Resisting Arrest with Force. He was arraigned and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $32,500 cash bond.