Suspects charged with threats with knife and hitting cars with baseball bat and rocks
An argument that led to threats, the use of a baseball bat and rock throwing resulted in damage to two cars in Middletown Saturday.
At about 7:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a disorderly group in the 100 block of East Cole Boulevard in the Lone Manor neighborhood off of Cleaver Farm Road, north of Route 299.
When officers arrived, they saw people arguing with one another, attracting a crowd.
Through the investigation, police received reports that the incident started with a verbal altercation among four men.
It was reported that during the altercation, Charles Jamison, 36, of Middletown, had a knife and was swinging it at the 40-year-old victim.
Tyree Hollingsworth, 21, of Middletown, reportedly responded by threatening to shoot Jamison.
Jamison then got a baseball bat and struck the vehicle of the victim, causing damage, police said.
Hollingsworth and Brian Sadler, 46, of Newark, then began to throw rocks at Jamison, damaging another vehicle on the block owned by an elderly victim, who was not involved in the altercation, police said.
Sadler and Jamison were arrested at the scene. Jamison was arraigned and transported to Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of bond while awaiting another court appearance. Sadler was arraigned and was released on unsecured bail while awaiting another court appearance.
Police are searching for Hollingsworth who has an active warrant for his arrest. Police are asking anyone with any information about Hollingsworth's location to call (302) 376-9950, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333, or log on to the Middletown Police Department tipline at http://www.middletownde.org/Crime-Tip-Line/