Townsend Man Arrested for Felony Assault Following Road Rage Incident

Isiah Beaufort of Townsend, DE

The Middletown Police have arrested 22-year-old Isiah Beaufort of Townsend, DE for felony assault following an investigation that began on Sunday evening.

MIDDLETOWN DE: On April 23, 2023, at approximately 6:00 pm., Middletown Police responded to the area of Middletown Warwick Road and Ash Boulevard in reference to a terroristic threatening with a weapon. The investigation revealed Beaufort shot at the victim several times following a road rage incident while driving north on Middletown Warwick Road. The victim’s vehicle was struck several times and the victim sustained a non-life-threatening injury.

On April 25, 2023, with the assistance of the Delaware State Police SORT Team, a search warrant was served at the home of Beaufort where he was taken into custody without incident. During the search several firearms were recovered.

Beaufort was arrested for Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, Assault 2nd degree, three counts of Reckless Endanger 1st degree, and overtaking/passing on the right. Beaufort was arraigned by the Justice of the Peace Court 2 where he received $39,001.00 secured bond. He was later committed to Howard Young Correctional after failing to post bond.

Police are asking anyone with additional information regarding the incident to please contact Detective Brett Lankenau at 302-376-9950 or via email at Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

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