Houston man charged with assault

HOUSTON — An 18-year-old Houston man was charged with assault after he allegedly broke into a home Thursday and assaulted his girlfriend, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said.

Authorities said the incident occurred at approximately 11:25 p.m.

Troopers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Pine Street for a report of a domestic-related burglary. Troopers met with the homeowner who said her two grandchildren were spending the night at her residence when she woke up to her granddaughter screaming and a window shattering, police said.
Moments later, according to authorities, Dontreze McDonald kicked in the bathroom door and removed it from the hinges. He then allegedly contacted his 15-year-old girlfriend who was staying at the residence and physically assaulted her.

Dontreze McDonald

The female sustained minor injuries that did not require medical treatment, police said. During this incident another minor was in the residence who was not harmed.

Mr. McDonald left the residence prior to police arrival and was later located at his residence and taken into custody without incident, police said.

Charges included first-degree burglary, third-degree assault, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal mischief.

Mr. McDonald was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown on $7,100 secured bond.

Mr. McDonald left the residence prior to police arrival and was later located at his residence and taken into custody without incident, police said.
Charges included first-degree burglary, third-degree assault, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal mischief.
Mr. McDonald was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Court and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown on $7,100 secured bond.

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