**Update 1 – Suspect Located**
Darrell R. Putnam has been located and is currently incarcerated in a ChesterCounty Detention Center in Pennsylvania. Detectives were contacted by Downingtown Police Department late last night after they took Putnam into custody. He is currently being held on a Fugitive Warrant pending extradition back to Delaware where he will be formally charged with the above listed offenses.
This investigation is on-going and a release will be sent upon his return and arrest.
***Additional Information – Putnam should be operating a dark green 1995 Honda Accord with Delaware registration: 975383***
The Delaware State Police are asking the public’s assistance in locating a Milford man wanted for seriously assaulting a trooper after he committed a burglary and fled. The incident occurred on Sunday August 11, 2013 around 4:56 a.m. as troopers were dispatched to Hertrich Nissan located at 1378 South DuPont Highway for a burglary alarm. Police state that as the 26 year old female trooper entered the parking lot, she observed a dark colored Honda Accord attempting to depart the business through the north exit. According to police, the trooper began to exit her vehicle in an attempt to make contact with the operator, when the car continued to drive directly at her striking the driver’s side door and pinning the trooper’s left foot in between the door and the frame. The suspect, who was later identified as Darrell R. Putnam, 26 of Milford, continued driving recklessly in the parking lot striking two more automobiles before fleeing the area. Registration information was obtained by troopers and Putnam was established as a suspect.
DSP states that investigation by troopers revealed Putnam had entered the business through a window and removed a safe which he placed in the passenger’s side of his vehicle. As he was fleeing the parking lot, the safe fell out of the passenger’s side door and onto the ground.
The trooper was transported to Kent General Hospital where she was treated for a fractured left foot.
If anyone has any information on incident or the suspect’s whereabouts, they are asked to contact Detective K. Anderson at 302-741-2815 or by utilizing the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at:http://www.delaware.gov/apps/. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”