Altercation At Stevenson House Detention Center


Two people have been charged by Milford Police following an investigation into a physical altercation that occurred at the Stevenson House Detention Center. On September 18,2016 Milford Police were contacted by Stevenson House Detention Center staff following an altercation that had taken place in which a 16 year old female resident assaulted two staff members, both of whom received minor injuries. Police state that warrants were obtained for the 16 year old female resident following this incident and she has been charged with two counts of Assault 2nd Degree, Offensive Touching, and Criminal Mischief. The 16 year old female resident was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court #3, where bail was set at $3000.00 unsecured. As part of standard procedure following these types of incidents, a Delaware Institutional Abuse Investigator reviewed this incident. Further information was learned about one of the staff member’s actions during this incident by that investigator which was immediately relayed to Milford Police. It was learned from the further information that one of the staff members assaulted the 16 year old female resident after she was restrained following the original physical altercation. This additional information led to a warrant being obtained for Debra W. Joyner, 26 of Harrington. Mrs. Joyner has been charged with Official Misconduct and Assault 3rd degree. Mrs. Joyner was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court #7 in Dover, where bail was set at $1000.00 unsecured. Mrs. Joyner was released and is schedule for a hearing at the Kent County Family Court on 10.24.2016.

*Joyner Photo Not Available At The Time Of This Release*

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