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DSP: Suspect Turns Himself In for Domestic Violence

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 LAUREL, Del. - Delaware State Police said a suspect wanted for domestic violence has turned himself.

 Police said Robert W. Duke, 34, of Laurel, turned himself around 11:30 a.m. Monday. He was released on $6,000 unsecured bond.

Police said the incident took place on Wednesday August 20, 2014 around 7:55 p.m. when Duke was involved in a physical altercation with his 38-year-old girlfriend at their residence.  During the argument, police say Duke threw his girlfriend to the ground and began assaulting her.  They say he then held her down and would not let her leave or dial 9-1-1 for help. Police say this all happened while the woman's 10 and 11-year-old daughters witnessed it. Police say the woman was eventually able to free herself and flee the residence with her daughters to a neighbor's house where she called the 9-1-1.
 
Police said Duke fled the area in a white Chevrolet Camaro with a tan roof and an unknown Delaware registration.  Warrants have been obtained on Duke for assault third degree, unlawful imprisonment second degree, reckless endangering second degree, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, malicious interference with emergency communications, and criminal mischief.
 
Troopers say the woman was transported by EMS to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where she was treated for injuries to her wrists and neck and then later released.  Police say the two children were uninjured in the incident.
 


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