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New Castle man charged in assault of UD student

University of Delaware Police have charged a 32-year-old New Castle, Delaware, man in connection with an assault of a 19-year-old male UD student that occurred around 10 p.m., Tuesday, May 17, in the parking lot of the George Read Residence Hall on the University’s Newark campus.

According to UD Police, an argument between the victim and the suspect, who is a driver for a ride-booking service, turned violent, with the suspect choking the student and striking him several times. 

The suspect fled in a silver Jaguar sedan before police arrived, but witnesses at the scene were able to provide officers with a description of the suspect, later identified as Yolande Mcallister of New Castle, Delaware, and the registration of his vehicle. 

Based on this witness information, officers were able to locate and arrest Mcallister at his residence without incident. 

The student who had injuries to his face and neck was taken to the Christiana Hospital emergency room, treated and released.

Mcallister was charged with third degree assault, strangulation and disorderly conduct and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institute. 

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact University of Delaware Police at 302-831-2222.


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