State Police Arrest Subject for Assaulting Trooper

28-year-old Wade Wilson of Millsboro, DE

Delaware State Police have arrested 28-year-old Wade Wilson of Millsboro, DE for felony assault and other charges following an investigation that began on Monday afternoon.


On August 1, 2022, at approximately 12:07 p.m., troopers responded to the area of Webbs Lane in Dover regarding a stolen motor vehicle. Troopers were advised that a gold 2009 Ford Crown Victoria was at this location, which had been reported overnight as stolen. A trooper contacted the occupant of the parked sedan, who was later identified as Wade Wilson. Wilson refused to comply with the trooper’s commands, and he subsequently placed the vehicle in drive and began accelerating forward. Wilson dragged the trooper with his vehicle until the trooper struck a tree. The vehicle then collided with a sign and came to a stop in a grassy area. Wilson exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot. The trooper was treated at an area hospital for several physical injuries sustained during the encounter.


Wilson was later apprehended and taken into custody by Dover Police Department on Monday evening after officers responded to a report of a suspicious person on Mimosa Avenue. Wilson was transported to Troop 3 and charged with the following crimes:

  • Assault Second Degree (Felony)
  • Reckless Endangering First Degree (Felony)
  • Receiving Stolen Property Over $1,500 (Felony)
  • Resisting Arrest With Force or Violence (Felony)

Wilson was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 7 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $10,000 cash bond.

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