Rehoboth Man Charged in Domestic Altercation

by Dave on September 4, 2010

From DSP:

Delaware State Police early Saturday September 4, 2010 responded to the Wawa convenience store located at the intersection of Coastal Highway and Wolf Neck roads.

Delaware State Troopers learned that a 48 year old Rehoboth woman and her boyfriend Russell L. Swartz were traveling home from an area restaurant when she and Swartz became engaged in a verbal altercation. The victim pulled into the Wawa convenience store off of Coastal Highway in an attempt to get Swartz out of the vehicle. It was at this point Swartz became irate and began to punch the victim and place her into a choke hold. Swartz is also alleged to have threatened to kill the victim. The victim did not require medical treatment. This incident occurred in the victim’s vehicle in the parking lot of the Wawa.

A witness to this physical altercation observed the victim in distress and walked over to her car to assist. As the witness got closer Swartz swung open the passenger’s side door almost striking the witness. Swartz told the witness he would do the same to her (paraphrase). The witness was not injured in this incident.

Swartz was later apprehended by Troopers and charged with the above listed offense. Swartz was remanded to Sussex Correctional Institute on $2,000 secured bond.

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