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Delmar Man Arrested in Laurel after Pulling Knife on Troopers

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Saa'diq A. Holmes Courtesy: Delaware State Police Saa'diq A. Holmes Courtesy: Delaware State Police

LAUREL, Del. - Delaware State Police have arrested a man after he pulled a knife on troopers during a traffic stop near Laurel.

The incident occurred Thursday, Oct. 20 around 10 p.m. Troopers noticed a man walking northbound on Sussex Highway (US-13) near Gordy Road without an illumination device or reflector. 

Authorities say the troopers performed a traffic stop and requested to perform a pat-down on the man, who was later identified as eighteen-year-old Saa'diq A. Holmes of Delmar, Delaware. 

Police say Holmes then reached behind his back and pulled a large steak knife from his waistband and began pointing it at the troopers. 

Authorities say one of the troopers immediately disarmed Holmes by grabbing the knife.  The troopers then continued to search him, however he was able to pull away and begin running. 

Officers say that as he was running, the other trooper was able to grab Holmes' shirt, but he then hit the officer across the head and continued to run.

As Holmes was fleeing, police say he threw what later turned out to be 39 bags (.585 grams) of heroin from the front of his waistband and was eventually taken into custody after a trooper stopped him by using an issued taser.

Saa'diq Holmes was transported back to Troop 5 where he was charged with resisting arrest with force, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, second-degree reckless endangering, tampering with physical evidence, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, offensive touching of a law enforcement officer, and failure to carry a light on a Highway. 

He was arraigned at JPC 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $6,251.00 cash bond.

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