Troopers Arrest Smyrna Man for Aggravated Menacing

Delaware State Police arrested 35-year-old Dennis Piasio of Smyrna, Delaware, for aggravated menacing and other charges yesterday.

On April 25, 2024, at approximately 12:16 p.m., troopers responded to an aggravated menacing on Arthursville Road near Main Street in Hartly. When troopers arrived, they learned that two men were driving northbound on Arthursville Road, leaving a construction site. A blue car was driving southbound in the northbound lane and stopped in front of the vehicle. The driver of the blue car, identified as Dennis Piasio, who the two men know, got out and opened the victims’ driver side door. He pushed the driver against the seat, grabbed the passenger and pointed a gun at him. The driver was able to push Piasio away from the vehicle and leave the area. The victims were not hurt.

Piasio turned himself in at Troop 3, where he was charged with crimes listed below, arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2, and released after posting a $74,000 secured bond.


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  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Aggravated Menacing (Felony) – 2 counts
  • Reckless Endangering 2nd Degree (Felony) – 2 counts

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