The Middletown Police Department is currently seeking a Smyrna man after a domestic dispute broke out on the 400 block of North Broad Street in Middletown Friday.


    The Middletown Police Department is currently seeking a Smyrna man after a domestic dispute broke out on the 400 block of North Broad Street in Middletown Friday.

    At approximately 10 p.m. July 15, police were dispatched to a residence on North Broad Street for a report of an assault.

    The investigation revealed that a 23-year-old female returned home to discover her ex-boyfriend, Tyron Onley 30, of Smyrna in her apartment. She told Onley that he was not welcome and instructed him to leave. A verbal dispute quickly became physical with Onley threatening and pushing the victim as she attempted to leave. During the dispute Onley took the victim’s cell phone and threw it out the window when she attempted to call 9-1-1.

    Onley also threatened two male neighbors who attempted to assist the victim when they heard the dispute, police said. The victim advised that Onley picked up her 6-month-old Pitbull puppy (blue/grey in color) by the collar hurting it some as he left the residence with it.

    Attempts to locate Onley have yielded negative results. Onley is believed to be in the Smyrna area.

    Warrants on file include second-degree burglary, terroristic threatening, malicious interference with emergency communications, offensive touching, two counts of harassment and animal cruelty.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the Middletown Police Department at 376-9950 or (302) 573-2800.