A domestic dispute in New Castle has led to charges against a man police say threatened his girlfriend with a machete.
Delaware State Police arrested 53-year-old David McIntosh on May 16 for aggravated menacing and related charges.
On Saturday morning, troopers were called to the Hollywood Motel, 145 S. Dupont Highway, for report of a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, police made contact with a 45-year-old female who said she had been arguing with her boyfriend, McIntosh. She said McIntosh had wielded a machete while threatening to kill her.
Police say McIntosh eventually put the machete down and left the room. The victim was not injured as a result of this incident.
Their investigation revealed that McIntosh was in violation of a no unlawful contact order with the victim. McIntosh was taken into custody in the area of the motel without incident. He was transported back to Troop 2 where he was charged with the following:
- Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony
- Aggravated Menacing (Felony)
- Terroristic Threatening
- Breach of Release
McIntosh was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $19100.00 secured bond.