Rehoboth, DE – The Delaware State Police have arrested a Lewes man in connection with a burglary which occurred in the early morning hours today.
The preliminary investigation revealed this incident occurred early today at approximately 2:36 a.m. Saturday January 9, 2016, as Troopers responded to a 9-1-1 call of a burglary in progress in the 19,000 block of Princess Street, Rehoboth. Upon arrival, Troopers observed the suspect, David Fooks, 33 of Lewes, being held down by the 50 year old male victim of the residence. A 10 year old child heard a noise and walked out of his bedroom and observed the suspect in the bathroom knocking over items as well as breaking items in the residence. The 10 year old child screamed for his dad saying someone is in the house. At this time the male victim advised a 42 year old female to get into a room with the children and lock the door. The suspect rushed at the male victim and started to assault him. The suspect threw the male victim to the ground causing the victim to hit the back of his head causing a minor laceration. The victim continued to fight and was able to hold the suspect down until Troopers arrived. The victim sustained minor injury however did not seek medical treatment.
David T. Fooks was transported to the Beebe Hospital for a facial injury. He was treated and released. Fooks was extremely intoxicated and has no known relationship with the victims.
David T. Fooks was taken into custody and transported to Troop 7 where he was processed for the charges of Burglary 1st degree, Assault 3rd degree, Two Counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Criminal Mischief. David T. Fooks was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $6,750.00 secured bail.