A Harrington man was arrested April 27 following a domestic incident report, but it took officers with stun weapons and pepper spray to apprehend him.


It took three police agencies and the use of an electronic stun gun to bring domestic dispute suspect under control in Harrington.

The incident took place April 27 in the 200 block of East Street, said Harrington Police Department spokesman Sgt. Earl K. Brode. Officers responding to a domestic complaint call with possible shots fired spotted the suspect, identified as Antonio J. Vilone, 22, of Harrington as he was driving a Dodge pickup on East Street and tried to stop him, Brode said.

Instead, Vilone fled with the Harrington officer and officers from the Delaware State Police and Felton Police Department in pursuit, Brode said. Police managed to stop Vilone, but he fought back, causing them to use Capstun spray and their Taser weapons to place him in custody.

Harrington Police charged Vilone with numerous traffic violations as well as disregarding an police officer’s signal, driving under the influence, reckless driving and malicious mischief by motor vehicle. The latter charge resulted from Vilone hitting at least three police vehicles with his truck, Brode said.

In addition, State Police charged Vilone with several offenses stemming from the incident, and noted he already had active warrants on file with Troop 3 and Troop 9.

Vilone was committed to the Department of Correction, Brode said, although bond information was not available.