Five men were arrested following two incident at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino on Sunday morning. At approximately 1:58AM, officers working inside the casino as an off-duty assignment, were called to a casino entrance to address three men refusing to leave the property after casino employees denied them entry. The three men became disorderly with Dover Downs employees and the Dover Police Officers working at the casino. When Dover officers attempted to take the men into custody, they all resisted. Rashawn Harris (24), shoved a Dover officer and then attempted to strike a Dover Downs Casino security officer. A Dover officer attempted to deploy a taser to subdue Harris, but it was ineffective. When the officer attempted to take Harris into custody, Elijah Scarboro (22), approached the officer from behind and placed him into a “choke hold”, interfering with his ability to breathe. This officer suffered a significant injury to his hand as a result. Other Dover officers were able to remove Scarboro and take him into custody after a struggle. Ronnell Harris (24) was also arrested in the incident.
Following this incident, two additional men were arrested by the Dover Police Department Street Crimes Unit in the parking lot of Dover Downs Casino. Darnell Fullman (24) and De’Ron Williams (21) were contacted by officers in the parking lot at 2:20AM after learning the driver (Fullman) had a capias for his arrest. During the traffic stop, officers discovered that Fullman was in possession of a .380 handgun and a digital scale. Williams was in possession of 1.9 grams of marijuana.
Fullman was committed to JTVCC in default of $7,500 bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (2x)
-Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon
Williams was released after being charged with Possession of Marijuana.