Claymont Man Charged for Brandishing Gun at Two Young Women in Townsend


Townsend, DE – The Delaware State Police have charged 30 year-old Nicholas Turcol of Claymont, DE with Aggravated Menacing and weapon charges after displaying a handgun at two female victims.

The incident occurred on October 10, 2020, at approximately 12:48 a.m., when Troopers responded to a residence on Harvey Straughn Road, Townsend, DE in reference to two female victims/acquaintances ages 26 and 24 years-old who advised Turcol displayed a gun at them after they refused to allow him to drive his vehicle due to him being intoxicated. Upon Troopers arrival Turcol removed the handgun from his waistband and placed his hands in the air. Turcol was taken into custody without incident.

Troopers recovered a loaded Glock 9mm handgun with 5 rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber.

Turcol was transported back to Troop 9 where he was charged with the following:

  • Aggravated Menacing (Felony) – 2 counts
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Possession of a Firearm while Under the Influence (Felony)

Turcol was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court #11 and released after posting bail on $23,000 cash bond.

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