Two State Troopers Injured During Wednesday Smyrna Traffic Stop

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A Wednesday evening traffic stop in Smyrna led to an assault on two law enforcement officers according to Delaware State Police.

The incident happened around 8:25pm on August 8 when members of the Kent County Governor’s Task Force stopped a white Honda Accord on northbound Rt. 13 south of Smyrna Landing Road. State Troopers pulled over the vehicle because the driver, 38-year-old James Mayer had an active warrant from a drug investigation.

When troopers attempted to take Mayer into custody, the suspect resisted arrest and one of the troopers deployed his TASER and Meyer was able to be detained. According to the Delaware State Police, two troopers were injured in the struggle with one being treated and released with minor injuries from Bayhealth Kent General Hospital. The second trooper declined medical treatment.

Mayer was found to be in possession of 54.67 grams of crack cocaine and 17 Oxycodone pills. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance in a Tier 5 quantity; manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in a Tier 4 quantity; 2 counts of second degree assault and injury of a law enforcement officer; resisting arrest; possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance; and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mayer was arranged on these charges and on charges from his active warrant and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $120,000 secured bond.

Photo credit: Delaware State Police

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