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Manchester Man Faces Charges After Assault at Delaware Home

A Manchester man faces several charges after swinging a knife at another man in Delaware on Sunday night.

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says they were called to 212 East Jefferson Street in Delaware shortly after 9 pm for a report of a fight involving weapons.

Through an investigation, deputies learned that 31-year old Austin McDowell of Manchester had come onto the property uninvited and entered a shed, where he began arguing with 34-year old Jacob McDowell of Earlville. The Sheriff’s Office says Austin then pulled out a knife and lunged at Jacob. Jacob’s shirt was cut, leaving a red mark on the right side of Jacob’s abdomen.

Austin McDowell faces several charges, including Assault While Participating in a Felony and Assault with Intent to Inflict Serious Injury.

Meanwhile, Jacob McDowell was found with methamphetamine during the investigation and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance.


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