Delaware State Police arrested a Magnolia man for allegedly assaulting a pregnant woman.


Delaware State Police arrested a Magnolia man for allegedly assaulting a pregnant woman.

According to police spokesman Cpl. Bruce W. Harris, officers responded to a domestic complaint on Lambert Drive, Magnolia, at 9:34 p.m. July 18 to find a 26-year-old woman who had been assaulted. Troopers learned that the victim and Tykeme T. Robinson, 18, of Magnolia were engaged in a verbal confrontation on the street during which time Robinson allegedly punch the victim numerous times about the face and head. 

The victim fled to a residence on Lambert Drive and entered. The victim did not know the occupants of this residence, however she asked them to call 911. Robinson allegedly chased the victim to this residence and force his way inside. The resident owner and second victim, a 50-year-old male, attempted to stop Robinson from entering but was unable to, Harris said.

Once inside, Robinson allegedly picked up an electric can opener and struck the female victim on the rear of her head causing her to fall to the ground. Robinson next apparently left the residence for a brief moment, however returned and began kicking the pregnant female victim in the abdominal area as she lay on the floor, Harris said.  

Robinson fled the scene prior to police arrival. 

On July 19, the Kent County Governor’s Task Force located and arrested Robinson for second-degree assault and second-degree burglary.

Robinson was incarcerated on $6,000 cash bail to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, near Smyrna.

The female victim was transported to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital for treatment, but police did not have information on her status or that of the unborn child. The female is believed to be about 10 weeks pregnant, Harris said.