State treasurer Chip Flowers accused of harassment

Dover police are investigating a harassment complaint filed against Delaware's state treasurer by his former deputy.

Police spokesman Cpl. Mark Hoffman confirmed Wednesday that police are investigating a complaint against Chip Flowers that was filed last week by Erika Benner.

The complaint was filed a month after Benner first told police that Flowers had been harassing her with texts and phone calls. She says they related to an incident between Flowers and her son as the treasurer was waiting to participate in Dover's Fourth of July parade.

According to the complaint, Flowers told Benner that if her son approached him again, he would have to defend himself with a gun.

Flowers denies the allegations and says he has evidence that Benner has repeatedly contacted him since complaining that he was harassing her.






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