Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 03.10.2020 Incident #51.20.3007 @1511 Hours
On 03.07.2020 at approximatley 3:11 pm, officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to the parking lot of Walmart on North DuPont Boulevard (US Rt 113) to a report of two people being struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival officers made contact with both victims, with one being in the crosswalk in the east side of the parking lot and the second being in the northeast side of the parking lot. Both victims were transported to the Bayhealth Sussex Campus to be treated for serious injuries. The investigation revealed the suspect vehicle reportedly accelerated prior to striking both victims and failed to stop after striking the two. Neither is believed to have been known by the defendant in this case. The suspect vehicle was later located unoccupied in a parking lot nearby. Further investigation identified the operator as Kala I. Fluitt, 23 of Ellendale. Ms. Fluitt was taken into custody on 03.08.2020 at her residence in Ellendale without. Ms. Fluitt has been charged with two counts of Assault 1st Degree, two counts of Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, Tampering With Physical Evidence, two counts of Leaving the Scene of a Collision Resulting in Injury, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Report an Collision Resulting in Injury. Ms. Fluitt was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #7, where bail was set at $81,350.00 secured. Ms. Fluitt is scheduled to appear at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas on 03.20.2020 for a Preliminary Hearing. Ms. Fluitt has been committed to the custody of the Delaware Department of Correction and is currently being held at the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution.