Newark Police Department investigating domestic stabbing and arrest
By Steven Hoffman
On Feb. 13, at about 3 a.m., Newark police responded to a residence on Kershaw Street for the report of a stabbing that was domestic-related. Officers found that the defendant, Wayne E. Carter Jr., had fled prior to their arrival.
The ensuing investigation revealed that the 24-year-old female victim had endured hours of abuse at the hands of her estranged boyfriend. The victim was staying at a friend’s house on Kershaw Street when Carter suddenly appeared in the house. Carter held the victim in the house for several hours while he repeatedly assaulted her, including stabbing her in the arm, according to police. The victim was eventually able to convince the suspect to leave, and she then called the police.
The victim was transported to Christiana Hospital where she was admitted with non-life threatening injuries. Carter was arrested by Wilmington police at his residence. He was later arraigned and transported to the Howard Young Correctional Institute in lieu of $227, 100 cash bail.
Carter is charged with assault in the first degree, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, home invatsion when armed with a deadly weapon, kidnapping second degreee, burglary in the first degree, strangulation with a dangerous instrument, strangulation, and other related offenses.
Neither the victim nor the defendant are associated with the University of Delaware.
Anyone with additional information on this incident should contact Detective Michael Watson at 302-366-7100 ext. 3132 or Michael.Watson@cj.state.de.us . You can send an anonymous text message tip by texting 302NPD and your message to TIP411. Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com where a reward may be available.