Magnolia Man Charged for Assaulting Man in Meadowbrook Acres

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Magnolia, DE – Delaware State Police arrested 38-year-old Christopher K. Porter of Magnolia on assault and felony related criminal charges following an assault investigation.

On Sunday, October 11, 2020, at approximately 11:02 a.m., troopers responded to Moores Drive located in the Meadowbrook Acres community in reference to a reported assault.  Upon arrival, troopers learned a family member responded to the residence and discovered the male victim unresponsive on the kitchen floor with visible signs of physical injuries. The male was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

Through investigative measures Porter was developed as a suspect in this incident. On November 19,2020, Porter was taken into custody without incident in the Meadowbrook Acres community and transported to Troop 3 where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Assault 1st Degree (Felony)
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Burglary 1st Degree (Felony)
  • Conspiracy 2nd Degree (Felony)
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Porter was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $182,000.00 cash bond.


Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Detective R. Costlow with Delaware State Police Troop 3 Criminal Investigative Unit by calling 302-698-8527 or email Robert.Costlow@delaware.gov. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com .