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Hunting Dispute Ends With Shots Fired and 1st Degree Assault Charges

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On Saturday, November 30, 2019, Trooper Brader and Trooper Kreiling, were assisted by NRP and Worcester County Sheriff’s Office units, when they responded to Woodside Ln and US 113, in Snow Hill, Maryland for a report of a dispute involving a firearm.

While hunting, the victim was exiting the area when suspect, Wingate Dennis Streett, of Wilmington, DE, became infuriated with the victim. Streett began yelling at him as he exited his tree stand and walked in the victim’s direction. Continuing to yell towards the victim, Streett discharged one round out of his hunting rifle. The victim observed and heard the round ricochet off of the ground.

Streett remained in the woods upon law enforcement’s arrival. After multiple attempts of contact, he eventually exited the adjoining field with no rifle in possession. During questioning, Streett admitted to becoming angered and yelling at the victim. The rifle was located approximately 25 yards from Streett’s tree stand in the woods.

Streett was placed under arrest and charged with 1st Degree Assault, 2nd Degree Assault, and Reckless Endangerment. He is being held without bond at the Worcester County Detention Center. The rifle and ammo were seized. Streett was also cited by NRP for Negligent Hunting.

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