Delaware State Police arrested 70-year-old James Harding of Rehoboth Beach, DE for aggravated menacing and terroristic threatening following an incident involving a firearm on Wednesday morning.
On April 6th, 2022 at approximately 11:40 a.m., troopers responded to the 33000 block of Clover Street in Lewes, DE for a report of a landlord-tenant dispute. The ensuing investigation revealed that Harding and a family member were involved in a disagreement with the tenants of a residence at this location. During the dispute, Harding pointed a gun at a 39-year-old male victim. Harding also threatened to shoot a 34-year-old female victim and threatened bodily harm to a 55-year-old female victim.
No one was injured during this encounter. Responding troopers made contact with Harding in his vehicle at the residence, and he was taken into custody without incident. A loaded Savage Arms Model 87D .22 caliber rifle was seen in plain view in Harding’s vehicle.
Harding was transported to Troop 7 and charged with the following crimes: Aggravated Menacing (Felony) and Terroristic Threatening (two counts).
Harding was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 2 and released on his own recognizance. No other arrests were made.
Source: DE State Police Newsroom