Incident # 51-15-5629 Date: 5/23/15
Released by: Det. Dwight Young/ Criminal Division
On 5/24/15 the Milford Police arrested and charged a Joseph W. Prouse, 22yo of Milford, stemming from a domestic incident that occurred in the parking lot of a business located in the double digit block of S. Walnut St on 5/23/15. Prouse was charged with Assault 2nd Degree of a Pregnant Female, Aggravated Menacing, Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony and Terroristic Threatening. On the morning of 5/24/15, Milford Police responded to Milford Bayhealth Hospital after receiving a report of an injured female victim. Milford Police later discovered that the female victim was pregnant and had been assaulted by Prouse on the evening of 5/23/15 during a verbal dispute. Investigation revealed that Prouse arrived in the parking lot of the business on the evening of 5/23/15 and made contact with the female victim. A verbal dispute began and Prouse displayed a knife and threatened to kill the female victim. Prouse bit the female victim on her arm and grabbed her by her hair shoving her into a vehicle. Prouse then fled the scene. The female victim was treated for minor injuries and released. Prouse was arraigned and committed to SCI in default of $6,300 secured bond.