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Updated: Delmar Man Arrested on Assault, Weapon Charges

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DELMAR, Del.- Delaware State Police arrested a 29-year-old Delmar, Del. man on assault and weapons charges. 

Police said that at around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, troopers responded to a domestic incident located on the 10000 block of Hillbilly Lane in Delmar. 

Upon arrival, troopers met with a 28-year-old woman who told them that she and her boyfriend, Donnie J. Bennett, had gotten into an argument while they were traveling in a vehicle. According to police, Bennett proceeded to strike the woman and her 8-year-old child who was a rear seat passenger in the vehicle. Troopers said that during this incident, there was also a 6-year-old child present in the vehicle. 

Police said that after the altercation, Bennett grabbed the victim’s cellphone and proceeded to run away. Authorities said Bennett later responded to his father’s home located in the 36000 block of Waycross Road, where he proceeded to take firearms before running away. 

The female victim was treated on scene with minor injuries and the children were not injured, according to investigators. 

On June 11, members of the U.S. Marshals and the Maryland State Police arrested Bennett with two firearms, an AK47 and a Remington shotgun.

Troopers have charged Bennett with the following:

  • Possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person prohibited (4 counts)
  • Theft of a firearm (4 counts)
  • Third-degree assault 
  • Theft
  • Endangering the welfare of a child
  • Offensive touching
  • Disorderly conduct

Bennett remains in custody in Salisbury pending his extradition back to Delaware.

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