Trooper injured in alleged drug arrest in Lewes

Photo: Delaware State Police

A Delaware State Police trooper is recovering from injury after attempting to arrest a suspect over the weekend in Lewes.


Police say the officer responded to a potential drug transaction call along the roadway of Pinetown Road and Cone Lane just before noon on Saturday (June 25). When troopers approached the suspect, 18-year-old Jaliel Perry of Lincoln, he allegedly fled. When officers caught up to Perry and attempted to take him into custody, he allegedly resisted and injured one of the officers. The officer was later taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and released.


Perry was charged with:

  • Assault Second Degree of a Law Enforcement Officer (Felony)
  • Resisting Arrest With Force or Violence (Felony)
  • Tampering With Evidence (Felony)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Criminal Mischief


Perry was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $10,000 cash bond.

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