The Harrington Police Department arrested a 16-year-old Harrington resident, identified as Nation K. Hawthorne, on Feb. 10 following a domestic dispute that resulted in the suspect allegedly attempting to strangle the victim.
The Harrington Police Department arrested a 16-year-old teen on Feb. 10 following a domestic dispute that resulted in the suspect allegedly attempting to strangle the victim.
Patrol officers responded to a residence in the 100 block of Delaware Avenue shortly after 5 p.m. on Feb. 10 following a report of a domestic dispute in progress.
When officers arrived, they contacted an adult victim and determined that the victim and the suspect, identified as Nation K. Hawthorne, were arguing about a computer, said police spokesman Lt. Earl Brode.
During the argument, Hawthorne assaulted the adult victim by striking the victim in the face, and also began choking the victim during the assault, Brode said.
The victim sustained minor injuries but did not require medical attention.
As officers took Hawthorne into custody, he began yelling and cursing at the officers, Brode said.
The 16-year-old suspect was taken into custody and transported to the Harrington Police Department for processing.
Hawthorne was then transported to Justice of the Peace Court 7 and charged with strangulation, offensive touching and disorderly conduct.
Hawthorne was issued a $3,000 unsecured bond and released pending a future court appearance in Kent County Family Court.