Selbyville Man arrested on Numerous Charges After Assault

Robert L. Belbol (19)

The Selbyville Police Department arrested a Selbyville man for Driving a Vehicle Under the influence of Alcohol, Terroristic Threatening, Vehicular Assault 1st Degree (DUI Related), and Assault 1st Degree.

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On August 5, 2022, the Selbyville Police Department responded to a home on Reef Drive in Selbyville, Delaware within the municipal limits of the Town of Selbyville and within the Selbyville Police Department jurisdiction.

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Upon police arrival, all involved parties were separated.

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Responding officers completed an investigation and ascertained Robert L. Belbol and a family member were inside a vehicle and had been arguing over an unknown incident that occurred prior to police contact. For an unknown reason, Belbol threatened to kill the said family member and then retrieved a cutting instrument from under the driver’s seat of his vehicle. Belbol proceeded to wave said cutting instrument in a threatening manner towards said family member ultimately resulting in a significant laceration to the family member’s upper arm. The family member attempted to exit the vehicle but was unable to do so without his injured arm being trapped in the vehicle door. While the family member’s arm was trapped in the vehicle door Belbol accelerated causing the family member’s arm to break in numerous places and eventually be pulled free from the vehicle.

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Officers located Belbol in the driver seat of a running vehicle parked in the driveway of a home on Reef Drive in Selbyville, Delaware. Upon being contacted a strong odor of alcohol was emanating from Belbol. Field sobriety tests were completed which resulted in a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .251%. Belbol was interviewed about this incident; he admitted to his intoxication and involvement in a significant altercation with a family member. Belbol alleged he requested the family member leave his vehicle mid-altercation, but the family member refused which resulted in more serious actions occurring.

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Belbol was seen by the Justice of the Peace Court 3 which resulted in a committal to Sussex Correctional Institution with a $23,100 Cash Only Bail pending adjudication.

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