Dagsboro woman charged with burglary, assault

FRANKFORD — A 53-year-old Dagsboro woman was charged with burglary, assault and other related charges stemming from an alleged incident that occurred in late September, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

The alleged incident occurred on Sept. 23 at approximately 2:38 a.m., when troopers were dispatched to the 32000 block of Wingate Road for a report of a domestic incident, police said.

Troopers contacted a 41-year-old male resident who said that his ex-girlfriend, 53-year-old Judith Duko with whom he has a no contact order, had broken into his residence and assaulted him, his 42-year-old girlfriend, and their 14-year-old daughter.

The claimed that while he and his girlfriend were sleeping, they were awoken by loud squealing of tires and honking of a horn, police said. Ms. Duko’s vehicle was identified in the driveway and she was allegedly heard yelling outside, police said.

According to authorities, Ms. Duko allegedly proceeded to the rear of the residence where she ripped out a screen and entered the house through a bedroom window onto a bed.

Judith Duko

Three people inside the home declined medical treatment at the scene, police said.

During the altercation, there was a dog present in the house that bit Ms. Duko in the face, police said. She sustained injuries from the bite and was transported to Beebe Medical Center and later transferred to the Christiana Hospital. Prior to Duko being transported to the hospital,

Charges included possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, stalking, driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, offensive touching (two counts), criminal mischief, breach of release, disorderly conduct, criminal trespass and related traffic offenses.

Ms. Duko was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court 3 in Georgetown and committed to Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in New Castle on $16,600 secured bond.


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