State police: Bridgeville man arrested after striking brother with vehicle

BRIDGEVILLE – Delaware State Police arrested a Bridgeville man after he allegedly struck his younger brother with a vehicle during a family domestic dispute.

Jaquan James

State troopers were dispatched Monday, June 11 shortly after 5 p.m. to the 20700 block of Booker T. Washington Street for a domestic incident.

Initial investigation revealed during the domestic incident an 18-year-old male had been struck by a vehicle driven by his older brother Jaquan A. James, state police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

The injured 18-year-old was transported by the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit to Christiana Hospital in critical condition, Cpl. Jaffe said.

Further investigation revealed that Jaquan James was at his mother’s residence fixing her vehicle when his 18-year-old brother came home, wanting access to a shed that had been locked.

An argument ensued between 18-year-old son and mother. The mother went inside to retrieve a bat and a machete as it was believed that her son was in possession of a gun, according to police investigation.

As the 18-year-old began to walk away from his mother and the residence, Jaquan James backed out of the driveway in his vehicle, striking his brother, Cpl. Jaffe said.

Jaquan James was taken to Troop 5 and charged with felony assault first degree and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony.  He was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and released on $40,000 unsecured bond.

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