(Newark, Del.-19713) The New Castle County Division of Police have arrested, Brian Mackey, 45, of Newark with reckless endangering and other firearm related offences following a hit and run motor vehicle crash.
On Thursday (12/22), at approximately 7:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of S. Gerald Drive in Newark for a hit and run crash. Officers learned a Jeep Compass struck a parked tow truck after the owner of the truck, a 52-year-old Newark man, located the striking vehicle in the driveway of a residence a few houses away.
An argument ensued between Brian Mackey and the owner of the truck, during which time, Mackey pushed the owner while he was on the phone with 9-1-1. Mackey fled into his home and returned moments later with a handgun. He then charged at the tow truck owner, discharged his handgun missing the tow truck owner and striking a home nearby.
The home, struck by the projectile was occupied by a 61-year-old woman who was watching television in the living room when the round entered the window and landed on the floor just feet away.
Mackey was observed walking on S. Gerald Drive when police arrived. He was taken into custody while still in possession of the handgun.
Brian Mackey has been charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, two counts of reckless endangering in the first degree, possession of a firearm while under the influence, offensive touching, and criminal mischief. He has also been charged with inattentive driving, leaving the scene of an accident and other traffic related offenses.
Brian Mackey was arraigned at JP Court 11 and remanded to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $26, 350 secured bail.