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Man charged after breaking into home to hide from police following chase in Delaware

Delaware State Police arrested Jacob Singleton, 24, of Middletown, Delaware, for multiple felonies.

A 24-year-old man is facing multiple charges after police say he led officers on a chase in Newark on Sunday.

Delaware State Police arrested Jacob Singleton, 24, of Middletown, Delaware, for multiple felonies.

On Sunday around 2:23 p.m., an officer assisting an impaired driver on Salem Church Road near East Chestnut Hill Road observed a black Mazda run a red light.

With his emergency lights already activated, the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but it sped off, leading to a pursuit.

Police say the Mazda drove recklessly on several streets in Newark, prompting police to call off the pursuit for the safety of other drivers.

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A short time later, troopers patrolling the area found the Mazda parked in a driveway on Montrose Drive, what they described as “dangerously close” to an occupied residence.

A resident then flagged down troopers and said the driver, later identified as Jacob Singleton, had trespassed into their home and hid in the bathroom.

Troopers found Singleton in the bathroom, and he resisted arrest, resulting in the injury of one of the troopers.

Singleton was taken into custody without further incident.

The injured soldier was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a nearby hospital and later released.

Singleton was charged with 2nd degree assault on a law enforcement officer, causing injury (felony), 1st degree reckless endangerment (felony) – 3 counts, burglary (felony), resisting arrest with force, causing injury to a peace officer (felony), failure to obey the signal of a police officer (felony), multiple traffic violations.

He was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $13,300 cash bond.