Milford man tased, arrested after disorderly conduct

MILFORD – A 19-year-old Milford man was arrested by the Milford Police Department Nov. 28 after displaying disorderly behavior in the lobby of the police department, according to Sgt. Robert Masten.

At around 6:41 p.m. that night, Djerryson Charles came into the lobby and began banging on the protective glass separating communications personnel and those in the lobby area.  This alarmed communications personnel on duty at the time and officers were notified.

Charles repeatedly demanded to speak with an officer who was not working at the time and failed to allow other officers to assist him. He continued to yell loudly as well as use profanity and eventually was asked to leave the department. Charles was repeatedly warned he would be arrested if he failed to leave, according to Sgt. Masten. Charles failed to comply with the requests of officers.

As officers eventually attempted to take Charles into custody, he struggled with them to prevent his arrest.  After a struggle and the use of a Taser, officers eventually were able to take him into custody.

Charles has been charged with resisting arrest with force or violence, disorderly conduct by fighting or violent, tumultuous or threatening Behavior and criminal trespassing in the third degree.  Charles was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2 where bail was set at $3,150 cash.

Charles was committed to the custody of the Delaware Department of Correction at the Sussex Correctional Institution.  He is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas for a Preliminary Hearing Dec. 8.  This incident was witnessed by another individual who was in the lobby of the Milford Police Department at the time.  Impairment of Charles from an unknown substance is believed to have played a factor in this incident, according to police.

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