On Dec. 2, officers of the Delta Police Department responded to a report of an assault. Officers spoke with a 64-year-old male with a bleeding injury on his neck. The male alleged he was attacked by an unknown young male who held a knife to his throat and cut him inside a residence in the 100 block of W. 6th Street. The investigation resulted in the arrest of Joey Jacob Gates, 24, of Delta for alleged second degree assault (class 4 felony) and menacing (class 5 felony).
Gates is being held at the Delta County Jail on a $25,000 bond.