Traffic stop leads to resisting arrest charges - Town of Middletown, Delaware

Traffic stop leads to resisting arrest charges

Date: September 26, 2016

   On Sept. 22, 2016, at about 11:20 a.m., Middletown Police conducted a traffic stop of a silver Pontiac Bonneville for a seatbelt violation. A records check revealed Joshua Ray, 21, of Middletown, had an active capias issued by New Castle County Family Court. Ray was taken into custody without incident. Brendan D. Myers, 20, of Middletown, did not comply with officers' verbal commands and a struggle ensued. Myers was removed from the vehicle and during this time, and Myers pushed the two officers, causing them to fall to the ground. Myers was taken into custody after a brief struggle on the ground.

   One of the officers sustained physical injuries to the back of his head, left arm, and ribcage area. Myers was charged with the seatbelt violation, resisting arrest with force or violence, and Assault second degree on a law enforcement officer. Cpl. Schneider was taken to the Middletown Emergency Center where was treated and released. Myers is currently awaiting arraignment on those charges.