New Castle County Police say a 22-year-old man from Iowa attacked four officers Tuesday afternoon.
Police were called to the 1100 block of Janice Dr. around 5 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a suspicious man with a gun. When they arrived in the Yorkshire neighborhood near Newark, they approached the suspect, Dion Brown. Police say Brown had been going door-to-door in the community and claimed he had a gun in his bag.
As officers tried to take him into custody, police say Brown started fighting officers, biting and hitting them. Police say the bite broke the skin on one officer and another suffered a concussion and cuts. Police fired a Taser on Brown, but say it had little effect.
Eventually, backup from the Delaware State Police, Newark Police, and the state Office of Animal Welfare arrived and were able to arrest Brown.
Police say they never found a gun.
The injured officers were treated and released from the hospital. Brown was taken to the hospital for a medical evaluation. He was eventually released into police custody. He’s being held in Wilmington’s Young prison on four counts of second degree assault of a police officer, four counts of felony resisting arrest with force, and two counts of criminal mischief. He’s being held on $42,000 cash bail.
Correction: An original version of this story said Dion was from Idaho. Police issued the incorrect information.