Griffith Still At Large

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Delaware State Police Release

Delaware State Police are searching for Harvey D. Griffith Jr-44 of Houston Delaware following a domestic disturbance and Aggravated Menacing of 3 Law Enforcement Officers.

The incident initially began on the unit block of Broad Street Houston around 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening. Delaware State Police and 2 Harrington Police Officers responded to the Griffith residence to investigate the incident.

When officers arrived they discovered Griffith had already fled the scene. The investigation revealed Griffith and his wife a 42 year old Houston woman were involved in a domestic altercation. During the altercationGriffith is alleged to have shoved his spouse to the ground. (Victim had minor injuries)

A 38 year old Houston woman witnessed the altercation occurring in the front yard of the Griffith’s residence and advised she was calling the police. Griffith ran toward the 38 year old victim in a threatening manne rbut was stopped by another witness who intervened. Griffith next entered a shed on his property, retrieved an unknown item from inside and fled the location in his blue GMC mini van.

While State and Harrington Police Officers were on scene Griffith drove by his residence which prompted Officers to follow him. Harrington and State Police Officers activated their emergency lights however Griffith refused to stop his vehicle.

Griffith next drove down a dirt road off of Front Street Houston and angled his vehicle perpendicular to the following patrol units. Griffith exited his vehicle and leaned over the front hood and pointed a shotgun directly at the officers.

Harrington and State Police Officers took cover and attempted to talk Griffith into lowering his weapon however he fled into a nearby adjacent wooded area. Delaware State Police Aviation (helicopter) and K-9 unit searched the area however were unable to locate Griffith.

State Police detectives obtained arrest warrants for Griffith for Firearms offenses, Aggravated Menacing and Harassment.

Griffith is still at large and considered armed and dangerous.

To offer information regarding this investigation, please contact the Delaware State Police at 302-741-2810 or 911. via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com.