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Dover Man Faces Robbery Charges 12-29-14

Incident #: 50-14-35124      Date/Time:  Sunday, December 28th, 2014 at 3:30PM

Location: North West Street at Fulton Street, Dover, DE

The Dover Police Department has pending charges against a 42-year-old Dover man after he attempted to rob a 20-year-old male victim Sunday afternoon.  The victim was walking in the area of North West Street and Fulton Street when he was approached by Michael Hackett, who demanded the victim gave him all his money.  When the victim refused to comply, Hackett punched the victim in the face, causing a laceration to his left eye.  A fight ensued and Hackett pulled a 10″ hunting knife.  As the two struggled for the knife, the victim suffered defensive lacerations to his hand.  Hackett received a puncture wound to the chest.  Both parties were taken to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where the victim was treated and released for his injuries, while Hackett is currently hospitalized for treatment of his injury.

Hackett faces the following charges upon his release:

  • Robbery 1st Degree
  • Assault 2nd Degree
  • Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
  • Possession of Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony
  • Possession of Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited
Michael Hackett Age: 42
Michael Hackett
Age: 42

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