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Georgetown Man Arrested in Lincoln Barricade Incident

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Juan Sanchez Juan Sanchez
LINCOLN, Del.- Delaware State Police say they have arrested a 43-year-old Georgetown man after he barricaded himself inside a Lincoln home and would not let his ex-wife and her four children leave.
Juan Sanchez, 43, is charged with five counts of first-degree kidnapping, five counts of criminal contempt of a domestic violence protective order, four counts of endangering the welfare of a child, malicious interference with emergency communications and offensive touching.

Police said the incident began shortly after 10 p.m. Monday when troopers received a call about a man who physically assaulted his ex-wife and was refusing to allow her and her children to leave. Troopers said that one point during the incident, one of the children, a 13-year-old girl, attempted to call 9-1-1, but was forced to drop her phone as her stepfather grabbed her by her hair.
Shortly after 6 a.m. Tuesday, the DSP Special Operations Response Team made entry into the house and located the 43-year-old male, who was identified as Sanchez, where he was taken into custody without incident.
Police said Sanchez suffered self-inflicted wounds to his wrists and was treated by DSP SORT Medics and transported by ambulance to Milford Memorial Hospital for evaluation.  He was released from the hospital Tuesday evening and transported to Troop 4 where he was charged with the aforementioned offenses and ordered held in lieu of $524,500 cash bond.
Troopers said the 33-year-old female suffered non-life-threatening injuries from the initial assault and was later transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where she was treated and released.  Police said her four children, ages 4 months to 13, not injured in this incident.
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