Police: Man Assaulted Del. Trooper After Being Issued Ticket
BEAR, Del. (CBS) – Delaware State Police have arrested a man after he allegedly assaulted a trooper late last week.
Derrick Brock, of New Castle, is facing numerous after the incident that occurred Friday morning in the parking lot of a Kmart in Bear, Delaware.
According to investigators, the incident began when the 26-year-old trooper issued Brock a ticket for parking in the fire lane. After being issued the ticket, police say Brock exited his vehicle and then began using profanity towards the trooper.
Brock then got back into his car and drove away in an erratic manner. The trooper then noticed that there was an infant in Brock’s vehicle that was seated in the lap of a front seat passenger, later identified as Christina Johnson, 21.
The trooper followed Brock as he sped through the parking lot of the shopping center. Brock then pulled into a parking space at which time both Brock and Johnson exited the vehicle and began yelling at the trooper.
The trooper then tried to take Brock into custody, but police say he resisted arrest and began punching the trooper in his face.
The trooper called for back-up and the responding officers took both Brock and Johnson into custody.
Brock, 22, has been charged with Offensive Touching of a Law Enforcement Officer and Resisting Arrest.
Johnson, 21, has been charged with Disorderly Conduct.
The trooper was not injured.