Troopers Arrest Middletown Man for Multiple Felony Charges Following Pursuit

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Delaware State Police arrested 24-year-old Jacob Singleton of Middletown, Delaware, for multiple felony offenses following a pursuit in Newark on Sunday.

On June 16, 2024, at approximately 2:23 p.m., a trooper assisting a disabled motorist on Salem Church Road near East Chestnut Hill Road observed a black Mazda run a red light. With emergency lights already activated, the trooper attempted to stop the vehicle, but it sped away, leading to a pursuit. The Mazda drove recklessly through several streets in Newark, prompting the trooper to discontinue the pursuit for the safety of other motorists.

Shortly thereafter, troopers patrolling the area located the Mazda parked in a driveway on Montrose Drive, dangerously close to an occupied residence. A resident flagged down the troopers and reported that the driver, later identified as Jacob Singleton, had unlawfully entered their home and was hiding in the bathroom.

Troopers found Singleton in the bathroom, where he resisted arrest, resulting in injuries to one of the troopers. Singleton was subsequently taken into custody without further incident. The injured trooper was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a nearby hospital and later released.

Singleton was taken to Troop 6, charged with the crimes listed below, arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11, and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $13,300 cash bond.

  • Assault 2nd on Law Enforcement Officer Causing Injury (Felony)
  • Reckless Endangering 1st Degree (Felony) – 3 counts
  • Burglary  (Felony)
  • Resisting Arrest with Force Causing Injury to Peace Officer (Felony)
  • Disregarding a Police Officer’s Signal (Felony)
  • Multiple Traffic Violations

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