A Smyrna man, identified as Matthew M. Stanford, 50, was arrested Saturday after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend in Smyrna and fleeing to Dover.

A Smyrna man, identified as Matthew M. Stanford, 50, was arrested Saturday after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend in Smyrna and fleeing to Dover.

The incident took place at 8:13 a.m. July 19, said Smyrna Police, when Stanford allegedly attacked her and took her car. Stanford also threatened to shoot and kill the woman, her daughter and son-in-law, and said he was going to commit suicide.

Smyrna officers tracked Stanford to Dover; at 5:15 p.m. he was apprehended without incident with the help of Dover’s Special Operations and Response Team.

Stanford first was taken to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital for a psychiatric examination, then arrested on two counts of terroristic threatening, third degree assault and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 7 via videophone and released on a $2,000 secured bond.