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Woman Arrested After Assaulting Adult Victim with Knife and Strangling 16-Year-Old 4-18-16

Complaint # 50-16-12007

Date/Time:   Sunday, April 17th at 1:53PM

Location:  Unit Block of Heritage Drive, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department responded to a residence in the unit block of Heritage Drive on Sunday afternoon following an assault at the home.  Upon arrival, officers contacted a 27-year-old male who had multiple cuts to his head, face, and arms.  It was discovered that Tasha Ricks (36) cut the victim with a large kitchen knife during an argument.  During the same incident, Ricks also strangled and assaulted a 16-year-old female in the home.

Tasha Ricks was arrested without incident and released after posting $38,750 secured bond on the following charges:
-Assault 2nd Degree
-Possession of a Deadly Weapon During Commission of Felony
-Endangering the Welfare of a Child (7 counts)
-Offensive Touching

A mugshot was not available at the time of release.