Spruell is wanted on charges including burglary, stalking and unlawful imprisonment.
Troopers with the Delaware State Police are asking the public’s help in finding a wanted man, identified as 30-year-old Gerald Spruell of Philadelphia.
Spruell is wanted in connection with a Friday, Oct. 20 domestic incident at a home in the 300 block of South Marshview Terrace, Magnolia, division spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said.
Troopers going to the area to investigate an alarm activation contacted a 47-year-old woman who said Spruell, her ex-boyfriend, had forced his way into her home and held her against her will in a bedroom.
Officers briefly made contact with Spruell as they arrived, but he drove off, despite being ordered to remain on the scene. Police were unable to find him, Fournier said.
Spruell is a black man standing 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 190 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes and was seen last driving a black Nissan Altima with tinted windows and license plate cover bearing an unknown Pennsylvania license plate.
He is wanted on charges including second-degree burglary, stalking, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, offensive touching, criminal mischief and resisting arrest.
Anyone with information as to Spruell’s whereabouts is asked to call Troop 3 at 302-697-4454, or by calling 911.
Information also may be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333, via the Internet at delawarecrimstoppersweb.com, or by sending a text to 274637 (CRIMES), starting the message with the keyword “DSP.”