Domestic Dispute Leads To Arrests


Screen Shot 2013-06-10 at 1.07.44 PMOn Saturday, June 8 at approximately 7:02 pm, the Milford Police responded to a residence located in the 300 block of North Street after receiving a report of a fight. Reports read that once there the Police were contacted by Milford Bayhealth Hospital and advised that the 46yo male victim from the fight was at the hospital with a stab wound to the buttocks and was in serious condition. Detectives responded to the Milford Bayhealth Hospital in order to make contact with the victim.

According to police, investigation revealed that the 46yo male victim and a 43yo female, identified as Melissa M. Fortt, of Milford, were involved in a physical domestic dispute. Police state that during this time, Fortt was punched in the face by the 46yo male, initially reported to just being a victim, now also identified as an assault suspect, Clarence E. Young. Fortt later grabbed a pair of scissors and stabbed Young in the buttocks. Fortt then fled the scene and Young responded to Milford Bayhealth Hospital.

Fortt was later taken into custody by Milford Police K-9 Unit and Detectives charged her with Assault 1st Degree, Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony and Possession of a Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited. Young was admitted to Milford Bayhealth Hospital overnight due to his injury and was arrested upon his release from the hospital on 6/9/13. Young was charged with one count of Assault 3rd Degree. Fortt was arraigned and committed to WCI in default of $12,000 secured bond and Young was arraigned and released on $500 unsecured bond.