Jeffrey Startt, of Smyrna, was charged with assault and disorderly conduct.

Jeffery A. Startt Jr., 33, of Smyrna, was arrested for assaulting a female outside the Purple Parrot in Rehoboth Beach. 

On Monday, March 6, just after midnight, the Rehoboth Beach Police were called to the Brighton Suites Hotel, located in the second block of Wilmington Avenue, for a report that a female had been assaulted. Upon arrival, the officers learned that the assault took place outside the Purple Parrot Grill, located in the 100 block of Rehoboth Avenue. An investigation revealed that the victim, a 55-year-old female, was arguing with Startt, who had been drinking, when he struck her in the mouth, causing lacerations.    

Startt was arrested and charged with one count of third-degree assault and two counts of disorderly conduct, all misdemeanors. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $1000 secured bond.