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Two Arrested After Assault in U.S. Gas Parking Lot 3-27-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-9601

Date/Time:  Thursday, March 26th, 2020 at 2:21PM

Location:   Parking Lot U.S. Gas, 505 Bay Road, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department arrested one man on assault related charges and another for drug charges following an altercation on Thursday afternoon.  Officers were originally called for a fight in the parking lot of U.S. Gas, located on Bay Road.  Officers contacted an 18-year-old male victim with multiple injuries, including serious head injuries.  The investigation revealed that Jiar Johnson(23) assaulted the victim and used a choke-hold to make the victim lose consciousness, and continued to assault him.  

The victim was transported to Kent General Hospital for treatment for the injuries.

Johnson was committed to SCI on the following offenses:
-Assault 2nd Degree
-Disorderly Conduct

Shaheed Berry (21) was contacted during the investigation and found to be in possession of 30 bags of heroin, 10 grams of marijuana, and $435 in drug proceeds (cash).  Berry was released on an O.R. bond on the following offenses:
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin
-Possession of Marijuana
-Drug Paraphernalia

Jiar Johnson
Dover, DE
Shaheed Berry
Hartly, DE