Executive - Press Release

Posted on: September 9, 2014

County Executive Commends Quick Work of New Castle County Police in Beating Case

County Executive Tom Gordon commended the quick work of New Castle County Police Chief Colonel Elmer Setting in assigning detectives to the case of a mentally disabled young man beaten by teenagers recently, helping in the arrests of three teenagers.

“To see how this young man with a mental disability was stripped of his human dignity by cruel and heartless teenagers plunged me into a kind of depression to begin this week,” County Executive Tom Gordon said. “However, the quick work of our New Castle County Police patrol and detectives to zero in on the perpetrators assuaged my despair.

“I also want to commend the outpouring of support shown to this young man by many people on social media,” he said. “I would just urge everyone to let justice take its course and not engage in any vigilante justice. Trust me, I know how you feel. But we’ve already made three arrests.”

Colonel Setting said he hoped the quick work of his detectives to arrest these teenagers served as a warning to anyone thinking about bullying innocent people.

“The message is that we’re going to lock you up right away if you engage in criminal activity such as this,” Colonel Setting said.

New Castle County Police are still actively investigating this incident and believe more arrests could be forthcoming. The incident took place a few weeks ago but the NCCPD found out about it recently through social media.

The victim, meanwhile, was reportedly treated for his injuries and released.

-30-

Additional Info...
Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in Executive - Press Release

Holiday event canceled at Carousel Park

Posted on: December 5, 2016
Mannequin Challenge moment (3).jpg

Donations sought for prom gown giveaway

Posted on: November 15, 2016

“Year of the Senior Citizen” Declared

Posted on: February 11, 2016

County resumes normal operating hours

Posted on: January 26, 2016

Fishing begins at Glasgow Park

Posted on: November 16, 2015
Isaiah Thompson.jpg

Plummer Center Escapee Captured

Posted on: June 10, 2015

NCCPD Officers Help Choking Child

Posted on: May 10, 2015

Statement on Ordinance 15-015

Posted on: April 14, 2015

New Castle County Dog Licenses Due March 2

Posted on: February 25, 2015

Board of Adjustment Meeting Canceled

Posted on: January 22, 2015

Square Dance At Carousel Park Canceled

Posted on: November 13, 2014

Square Dance At Carousel Park Canceled

Posted on: November 13, 2014

Crime Alert: Phone Scam

Posted on: June 10, 2014

County’s New Website Now Live

Posted on: March 18, 2014

New Castle County Dog Licenses Due March 1

Posted on: February 24, 2014

New Castle County open on time

Posted on: February 14, 2014

New Castle County under State of Emergency

Posted on: February 14, 2014