Milford Man Charged w/ Strangulation Following Investigation

Incident # 51.15.12707 @1125 hrs

Released by Corporal Robert W. Masten / Community Policing Unit

On 11.28.2015 officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to a residence in the 700 block of Southeast Front Street (Sussex County) following a report of a physical altercation.  The investigation revealed Antonio Lopez, 24 of Milford, assaulted the victim following a verbal exchange.  Mr. Lopez also prevented the victim and two juveniles from leaving the residence as they tried to do so in an attempt to escape the confrontation.  The victim received injuries as a result of the assault, but declined medical treatment.  Mr. Lopez was taken into custody without incident at the scene.  Mr. Lopez has been charged with Strangulation, three counts of Unlawful Imprisonment 2nd degree, and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  Mr. Lopez was presented at JP Court #3, where bail was set at $11,000.00 secured.  Mr. Lopez was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution after failing to post bail.  Mr. Lopez is scheduled for a Preliminary Hearing at the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on 12.03.2015.  Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in this case.

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