Jaquan James is charged with felony first-degree assault

Delaware State Police arrested and charged a Bridgeville with felony first-degree assault after a domestic incident.

Troopers were dispatched to the 20700 block of Booker T. Washington Street in Bridgeville for an assault complaint around 5 p.m. on Monday, June 11. An 18-year-old male had allegedly been struck with a vehicle his older brother, 21-year-old Jaquan A. James, was driving.

Further investigation revealed that James was at his mother's residence, fixing her vehicle, when his younger brother came home and sought access to a locked shed. An argument ensued between the younger son and mother, and the mother, believing her son had a gun, went inside to retrieve a bat and a machete. At that point, the younger son began to walk away from the residence and James struck him while backing out of the driveway.

The younger son was transported by the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit to Christiana Hospital in critical condition.

James was charged with felony first-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony. He was later released on $40,000 unsecured bond.