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Man Arrested After Domestic Assault at Kent General Hospital

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SMYRNA, Del.- Delaware State Police say troopers and local law enforcement agencies are investigating a Smyrna man in connection with a domestic assault that occurred at Kent General Hospital in Dover. 

According to police, the incident happened on Nov. 10 between a 52-year-old woman and her boyfriend, 51-year-old Mark Reedy. Police said Reedy and the woman were at KGH when they started to argue and he assaulted her.

Authorities said that two days later Reedy was released from the hospital and subsequently arrested by Dover police on charges of strangulation and terroristic threatening. According to police, he was arraigned and released on $3,000 unsecured bond pending a Nov. 23 preliminary hearing.

Last Thursday, the Smyrna Police Department received a Family Court Writ of Injunction for Reedy, stemming from the reported assault on Nov. 10. Police said they gave Reedy ample time to turn over his weapons in compliance with the Family Court Order, but he failed to do so. On the same day that detectives showed up at Reedy’s home to serve the court order, a vehicle was seen leaving his home on Kates Way.

Police conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and say they discovered several weapons, which they seized.

The next day, police said they once again tried to serve the court order and execute a search warrant at Reedy's home. Authorities said that once inside, the DSP Special Operations Response Team were met with a dog, and officers used less than lethal force in an attempt to subdue it.

"They were unsuccessful. They had to use a lethal round, which fatally wounded that animal," said Sgt. Richard Bratz, a spokesman for state police.

Reedy was extremely upset about those actions. He took to Facebook to share that, posting photos of a very graphic scene - a wall and floor covered in blood. Reedy also posted photos of a damaged gun safe.

He also posted a video expressing his anger at state police. He said officers didn't need to shoot his dog.

"You can see my dog run. He didn't try to attack them. He ran. He cowered in the kitchen behind the table," Reedy said in the video. "After they come in and stop, you hear one of the officers say to let him go, that he's OK. Then you see the other pig, I say pig, because you're a pig, shoot him and kill him."

According to DSP, the search warrant for the suspect’s home had to do with a pending homicide investigation, the details of which will become public once more information is available.

Police said Reedy turned himself into troopers on Monday for failure to appear for the preliminary hearing scheduled for that date. He was arraigned and released on $3,000 unsecured bond pending a rescheduled preliminary hearing in Kent County Superior Court.

*Correction: In the on-air version of this story an officer was incorrectly said to have stated, "Leave the dog alone." The officer actually said, "Less than lethal round."

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