Date posted: Monday, December 20, 2021

Dover- Delaware State Police Arrested Dajaniel smith, 29, of Camden, DE, on assault and related charges following an incident early Saturday morning.

On December 18, 2021, at around 7:30 a.m., soldiers investigated an assault at Peachtree Run in Dover. The investigation determined that a 25-year-old victim was walking on the road leading to her residence when a dark-colored sedan pulled up beside her. The suspect later identified as Dajaniel Smith, an acquaintance of the victim, got out of the vehicle and approached her while brandishing a handgun. The victim tried to escape, but was hit in the side of the head with the gun. After the attack, the victim was able to run back to his residence. The suspect then fled in the vehicle in an unknown direction. The victim suffered a laceration and head injuries and was treated at a local hospital.

Later on the evening of December 18, 2021, Smith surrendered to Troop 3 and was charged with the following crimes:

  • Assault 2sd Diploma (crime)
  • Possession of a firearm while committing a felony (felony)
  • Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person (crime)
  • Aggravated threat (crime)

Smith was arraigned before Justice of the Peace # 7 of the court and placed in Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $ 40,000 bond.

The firearm has not yet been found.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or has lost a loved one to sudden death and need help, the Police Victim Services Unit of the The State of Delaware / Delaware Victim Support Center is available to provide support and resources to you. 24 hours a day via a free hotline 1800 VICTIME-1. (1-800-842-8461). You can also email the Unit Director at [email protected]

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