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Three Dover Officers Injured During Arrest of Domestic Assault Suspect

Incident/Complaint#:  50-22-24715

Date/Time:  Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 8:38 p.m.

Location: Location not Released to Protect Victim, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid   Email: Ryan.Schmid@cj.state.de.us


Three Dover Officers were injured Wednesday evening while attempting to arrest a domestic assault suspect. At approximately 8:38 p.m. the Dover Police Department made contact with a female victim who had sustained injuries as a result of a physical altercation with Corey Reyes(40), of Dover, DE. It was discovered that during the physical altercation, Reyes placed his hands around the victim’s neck, impeding her breathing, and caused serious injury to her lower body. The female victim was treated at a nearby hospital for her injuries.

Officers contacted Reyes at a residence in Dover, at which time he refused to be taken into custody. Reyes began grappling with Officers, causing the officers to fall off of an elevated platform onto concrete, where the struggle continued. Reyes was eventually taken into custody and determined to be intoxicated. During this altercation three officers sustained injuries, however they did not require immediate medical attention. A juvenile was at the residence during this incident.

Reyes was committed to SCI on $22,400 secured bail on the following charges:
-Assault Second Degree Injure a Law Enforcement Officer (3x)
-Assault Second Degree
-Resisting Arrest with Force or Violence
-Terroristic Threatening
-Endangering the Welfare of a Child
-Criminal Mischief (3x)
-Disorderly Conduct

Corey Reyes
Dover, DE

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