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Dover Post
  • Dover man wanted after missing court dates for charges stemming from domestic dispute

  • A 19-year-old Dover man, identified as Curtis Baines, Jr., turned himself in to police Feb. 17 following a domestic dispute during which he allegedly hit and strangled a female victim and is now wanted by police for missing scheduled court appearances.
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  • A 19-year-old Dover man who turned himself in to police Feb. 17 following a domestic dispute during which he allegedly hit and strangled a female victim is now wanted by police for missing scheduled court appearances.
    The Milford Police Department arrested Curtis Baines, Jr., following an investigation into a domestic dispute that occurred Feb. 16 at a residence located in the Mispillion Apartment Complex in Milford, said police spokesman Detective Dwight Young.
    A police investigation revealed that Baines and a 19-year-old female victim engaged in a verbal dispute, which led to Baines grabbing the victim by her throat and allegedly trying to strangle her, Young said.
    Baines also struck the victim in the head several times, and when she attempted to flee the room, Baines grabbed her hair and pulled her back into the room, Young said.
    The female victim suffered minor injuries and refused medical treatment, Young said.
    A 4-month-old child was also in the room during the incident, but was not injured, Young said.
    Baines fled the scene prior to the arrival of Milford police. He later turned himself in to police on Feb. 17.
    Baines was charged with strangulation, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, endangering the welfare of a child and offensive touching. He was arraigned and released on a $4,100 unsecured bond.
    Baines now has an active warrant after failing to appear for the scheduled court appearances in this case.
    Baines is described as a black male, 6 feet 1 inch in height, weighing 165 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He is known to frequent the Milford and Dover areas.
    Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the Milford Police Department at 422-8081.
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