28-year-old John W. Whitby III charged

Delaware State Police have arrested a Delmar man in connection with a home invasion.

 Monday, December 24, at around 4:30 a.m., a 57-year-old male who had been hospitalized reported a home invasion. According to the victim, he was in his residence in the 9000 block of Autumn Avenue in Seaford, with a female acquaintance when her fiancé showed up uninvited. 

According to police, the fiancé, 28-year-old John W. Whitby III, began knocking on the windows and then proceeded to kick in the front door.  Once inside, he began assaulting the male victim with a blunt object. Whitby and his fiancé then left the residence together.

The victim was treated at the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Whitby and his fiancé were located at their residence in the 34000 block of Bi-State Boulevard in Delmar. Whitby was charged with possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, home invasion, second-degree assault and criminal mischief. He was later released on $45,100 unsecured bond.