Georgetown man charged in domestic incident

REHOBOTH BEACH – Delaware State Police on Thursday arrested a Georgetown man who authorities say threatened his girlfriend with a knife during a domestic-related incident.

Jerron D. Ricketts, 27, was charged with: Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony; Aggravated Menacing; Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited; three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child; Offensive Touching; two counts of Criminal Mischief, and Breach of Release, according to state police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe.

Jerron D. Ricketts

At about 7:20 p.m. June 13, troopers responded to a residence in the 20000 block of Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach for a domestic. 

There, the female victim told troopers that she and her boyfriend, Jerron D. Ricketts had engaged in a verbal altercation throughout the day. She told police it had escalated; Ricketts threatened her with a large knife and damaged items in the residence, Cpl. Jaffe said.

Further investigation revealed that the victim and Ricketts had left the residence to pick up the victim’s three children at daycare when another argument ensued.  Ricketts exited the vehicle and broke the passenger’s side rear door handle.

Investigation revealed that Ricketts re-entered the vehicle and the victim and her three children went back home when the police were contacted. 

Ricketts fled on foot prior to police arrival. He was apprehended without incident a short time later at a neighbor’s residence.  

A computer inquiry revealed that the victim had a no unlawful contact order against Ricketts, Cpl. Jaffe said. 

The victims were not injured in this incident, said Cpl. Jaffe.

Following arraignment, Ricketts was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $63,500 cash only bond.

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