Domestic incident brings Frankford wife’s arrest

Kimberly F. Church

FRANKFORD — A 52-year-old Frankford woman was arrested on assault and other related charges stemming from an alleged domestic incident with her husband, authorities said.

Delaware State Police said Kimberly F. Church allegedly engaged in a domestic dispute with her 60-year-old husband at their residence on June 4. The verbal argument led to Mrs. Church allegedly striking the her husband’s vehicle with a hammer several times in multiple places, spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

Mrs. Church then returned inside the residence with hammer in hand, and allegedly continued to threaten the man, police said. She allegedly swung the hammer at his head, forcing him to put up his hands to defend himself, and was subsequently struck on his forearm with the hammer, police said.

On June 5, the man went to Delaware State Police Troop 4 to report the alleged incident, authorities said. Troopers observed that he had injury to his forearm, police said. Police were told Mrs. Church had fled the residence and her whereabouts were unknown at the time.

On Thursday, police said, at approximately 12:21 p.m., Mrs. Church was apprehended by the Georgetown Police Department, in the Wal-Mart parking lot, after she allegedly engaged in another altercation with her husband.

Charges included possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, aggravated menacing, third-degree assault, terroristic threatening, and criminal mischief. Mrs. Church was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 in Rehoboth Beach and released on $23,100 unsecured bond.

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