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Troopers Arrest Man for Aggravated Menacing and Gun Offenses


The Delaware State Police arrested 20-year-old Lynox Allen of Wilmington, Delaware, for aggravated menacing and gun offenses after he caused a disturbance at a North Wilmington area restaurant on Sunday night.

On October 29, 2023, at approximately 8:26 p.m., troopers responded to the Applebee’s located at 1600 Rocky Run Parkway for reports of an armed man wearing a ski mask arguing with the restaurant’s employees. The suspect was reported to have fled in a silver sedan bearing a specific Delaware registration. A responding trooper observed the car traveling southbound on Concord Pike in the area of Prospect Avenue and conducted a felony traffic stop. The trooper made contact with the driver, identified as Lynox Allen, and the 19-year-old passenger. Both were detained without incident. After Allen was removed from the car, troopers observed a ski mask in plain view on the driver’s seat. Subsequently, troopers searched the car and located a loaded handgun under the driver’s seat, and approximately 24.95 grams of marijuana.

In the ensuing investigation, troopers learned Allen’s family members, who were dining at Applebee’s, contacted him about issues with the restaurant’s employees. Allen then responded to Applebee’s and confronted employees while armed. During the argument, Allen grabbed the handgrip of the gun that was partially concealed in his pocket.

Allen was taken to Troop 1, where he was charged with the following crimes:

Allen was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $30,000 secured bond.

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