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Man Wanted in Domestic Strangulation Case is Arrested 7-10-14

Update: Dajaniel Smith turned himself in to the Dover Police Department on the below charges at approximately 2:30PM on Thursday, July 10th.  Bond information was not available at the time of this release.


Incident #: 50-14-17813      Date/Time:  Wednesday, July 9 at 2:14PM

Location: 200 Block of North New Street, Dover, Delaware

The Dover Police Department is seeking Dajaniel Smith (22) of Camden in connection with a domestic related incident that occurred on Wednesday, July 9th.  At approximately 2:14PM, officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of North New Street after receiving a frantic 911 call from a female victim.  According to the victim, she and Smith were engaged in a dispute when Smith began to strangle her, causing her to eventually lose consciousness.  Smith did this while the victims two children were present.  Once the victim regained consciousness, Smith broke the victims phone as she attempted to notify police and fled prior to police arrival.  Smith’s last known address is on Willow Grove Road in Camden, Delaware.

Dajaniel Smith currently has a warrant for the following charges:

  • Strangulation (Felony)
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child (2x)
  • Malicious Interference with Emergency Communications

Officer Releasing Information:  Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer

Dajaniel Smith
Dajaniel Smith
Dajaniel Smith
Dajaniel Smith