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Posted on: August 18, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Assault Arrest

B. Bryant

August 18, 2017 – The Newark Police Department has arrested Brandon Bryant after it was determined that he had assaulted an acquaintance in his home with an axe.  On 8/17/17 at 2:10pm. officers responded to the Newark Emergency Center, 324 E. Main Street, for a report of an assault victim that was being treated there.  Upon arrival officers spoke with the 21 year old victim, who reported that he was visiting a friend at a residence in the unit block of White Clay Drive, when he was suddenly attacked by Bryant.  The victim stated that Bryant was in possession of an axe and the victim received injuries to his left arm and the back of his head consistent with an axe being used during the assault.  The victim was transferred to the Christiana Hospital for additional treatment and later released.  

According to statements obtained by detectives, the victim was eventually able to take the axe away from the suspect, which ended the attack.  Officers later recovered the  axe suspected as being used in the assault in a wooded area near where the assault occurred.  The axe is described as being 28 inches in length.

Bryant later voluntarily responded to the Newark Police Department and was arrested without incident.  Bryant was video arraigned in front of Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $30,000 unsecured bond.

Defendant (photo attached):

Bryant, Brandon

18 year old male

Newark, DE


Assault 1st Degree

Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony


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