Arrest made after Harrington man spits on police, resists arrest

HARRINGTON – Jeremy L. Showell, 30 of the first block of Clark Street in Harrington, was arrested June 4 after resisting arrest and spitting on an officer, according to police.

While on patrol at approximately 9:55 p.m., police stopped a vehicle for a registration violation.  Police then contacted the driver, identified as Showell, and asked for all his information.  Showell advised officers he didn’t have any identification and proceeded to give the officers a fake name.

A computer check supplied officers with Showell’s true identity, according to police.  He also had active warrants out of Capital, Georgetown and Harrington Police Departments and the Delaware State Police.  Showell also had several active capias out of local courts.

Showell allegedly became “very disorderly with police” upon exiting the vehicle at the request of officers. As police attempted to handcuff the suspect, he began fighting with officers and resisting arrest.  He also spit on one of the Harrington officers.

One of the officers deployed his department issued taser and after a short struggle, Showell was taken into custody.

He was taken to Milford Memorial Hospital for treatment for facial injuries and both officers were evaluated due to being spit on, according to police.  Showell was then transported back to the Harrington Police Department for processing.

The Harrington Police Department charged Showell with resisting arrest with force or violence, two counts of offensive touching of a law enforcement officer, criminal impersonation and other traffic violations.  Charges on the other warrants included theft of motor vehicle, burglary, shoplifting and resisting arrest.

Showell was arraigned via video phone on all charges at Justice of the Peace Court 7.  He was committed to the Sussex Correctional institute in default of $7,700 secured bond and $4,800 cash only bond.

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