Domestic Incident With A Weapon, Police Arrest One

New Castle County Police have arrested 46 year-old Gregory Johnson following a domestic incident in the community of Cherokee Woods.

(Newark, Del.-19713) Yesterday (April 14) at 9:42 a.m., New Castle County Patrol Officers were dispatched to the unit block of East Cherokee Dr after a 911 call to police was made for an unknown problem. Police learned that Gregory Johnson entered the residence armed with a weapon. Inside the residence was a 33 year-old woman, 65 year-old man and a 2 year-old toddler. Gregory Johnson made threatening statements while inside the home and then assaulted the 33 year-old woman. During a struggle over the weapon between Gregory Johnson, the 33 year-old woman and the 65 year-old man, the gun was fired-no one was struck. The 65 year-old man sustained an injury to his hand as a result of this incident. The 2 year-old was not injured.

Gregory Johnson was taken into custody at the scene by responding officers.

The 33 year-old woman and 65 year-old man were transported to an area hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

Gregory Johnson was charged with 4 counts of felony reckless endangering first, home invasion, possession of a destructive weapon, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, second degree assault, 3 counts of aggravated menacing, strangulation, 2 counts of terroristic threatening, 8 counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, misdemeanor assault, and terroristic threatening. He was arraigned and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $394,000.00 secured bond and issued a no contact order.

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