Dover Police have arrested a local man on drug and related charges following a domestic altercation at a motel.

Dover Police have arrested a local man following an altercation at a Dover motel.

The incident took place at 1:19 a.m. April 18 at the Capitol Inn, 1426 N. Dupont Highway, according to documents released by Justice of the Peace Court 7, Dover.

Responding to a call from the motel, two officers spotted the suspect, identified as Amir D. Elmore, 20, of the 100 block of South New Street, outside a room on the second floor. As officers began an interview with the victim, Elmore allegedly interrupted the interview by saying, “Stop beating around the bush, I hit you.”

Officers immediately took Elmore into custody; a search turned up two pills that later were identified as Alprazolam, and 13 bags of a substance that later was identified as heroin.

The police investigation showed Elmore allegedly had forced his way into the room, attempted to strangle the victim in front of her two children and then threw her cell phone off a balcony when she tried to call for help.

A search of the motel room turned up a sawed-off shotgun and two shotgun shells.

Elmore was charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition by a person prohibited, strangulation, possession a destructive weapon, third-degree assault, two charges of endangering the welfare of a child, criminal trespass, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, interference with emergency communications and criminal mischief.

He was ordered held in default of a $35,250 secured bond.